It has become a sort of ‘trend’ for designers to collaborate with fabric, furniture or lighting manufacturers to actually conceptualize and design their own line for the brand, which I think is fantastic. What makes an interior designer unique is their specific view or perspective and how they translate it to reality. When a designer has the opportunity to create a line from their own ideas and taste, it is also an opportunity for the public (aka me) to incorporate this style into their home. No two collections are the same – each designer draws inspiration from completely different situations. One of my favorite lines was Mary McDonald for Schumacher last year, which coincidentally was Schumacher’s best selling line of all time.
Atlanta’s Schumacher representative, Karen, comes to the F&I program at UGA once a year to present these new fabrics to SIDA (Student Interior Design Association). She showed and explained the fabrics, wall coverings and trims just as she would to design firms in Atlanta. This included the fabric content, weave, fibers, colorfastness, performance specifications and possible end uses of each fabric.
This time she came with Timothy Corrigan‘s new collection. I was actually lucky enough to meet him at ADAC if you remember from my old post! He is an incredibly talented designer based out of LA, who also recently released his new book about his chateau in France. I guess you could say he’s having a pretty good year.
Some of the fabrics Karen presented:
The texture on this is insane
Presents from the goody bag!