Good design improves with time and attention, which is how Julie Paterson of cloth fabric created her new collection with Designer Rugs.
“It’s not always about what is new, the question is what can we re-imagine from what we’ve already created?”
Julie has taken four of her best rug designs and overlaid them with four of her key fabric designs, playing about with composition and colour to create Remixed, a new collection of eight rugs that respectfully riffs on the popular cloth originals.
To illustrate this process, the artist and textile designer extraordinaire has created an edition of screen prints inspired by the rugs, reflecting the next stage in the back and forth of her process.
Check out some photos of the rugs in Julie’s gorgeous Blue Mountains fibro cottage below.
You can view the paintings alongside the new rugs at Global Gallery in Sydney’s Paddington, where the Remixed collection is being launched this month. Find out more at the cloth Facebook page.
Her third collection with Designer Rugs talks about how design can mature with time. “That design can take on a journey of refinement. By redefining placement, composition and process we can start to develop an idea of the contemporary classic that looks at longevity rather than being obsessed with the next new thing,” says Julie.
“It’s about slow design really. Remixed is a show that encapsulates this, highlighting how my art practise influences my design process and on again to my art.”
And perhaps, in today’s need-it-now society, it’s something we could all learn from?
“Design influences art influences design,” says Julie. “Returning and reconsidering the familiar can turn a well designed piece into a modern classic.”
They’re all great but personally, I think ‘Wattle Shadow’ (immediately below and shown outside Julie’s studio) is quite stunning and bang on this year’s orange trend.
And here’s a sneak peek of some of the artwork in progress. Look out for a special Interiors Addict giveaway this weekend where you can win a piece of Julie’s art that didn’t make it into the final exhibition!
In the meantime, check out the cloth Facebook page for all the latest.