Vero Fabrics have been Shortlisted for Fabrics Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020.
Ottilie Stevenson, Creative Director at Vero Fabrics, first had the idea of creating a seamless panel design when she saw a lot of interior designers using plain fabrics and embellishing them with a trim or a different patterned fabric. No one was actually weaving these as a seamless panel, negating the process of sewing two fabrics together. With her weaving knowledge and working with some of the best British mills she developed this concept further at Vero Fabrics and ‘Hemmingway’ is a homage to the expertise and craftsmanship venerated by all those who value tradition, skill and creative quality.
The Art Deco period is a strong influence for Vero Fabrics and was a starting point for the design which was influenced by the increased demand to see more composition and texture behind a layered version of a strong geometric shape. The design has a 34cm width repeat and within this multiple textures and layers have been interwoven using different thicknesses of specialty natural yarns across an elaborate web of intricate weaves which also reference other plains in the Vero Fabrics collection and create an almost 3-dimensional look.
The design can appear anywhere on the panel giving the interior designer the flexibility and creativity to work with other elements and furniture in the room. The background plain area uses a mixture of the finest couture silk yarns and we wanted to create an elegant, sumptuous look with a rich slub raw silk texture which would contrast with the strong, bold detail of the geometric design itself. It also works well as a stand-alone textured plain which can be used on pelmets or blinds. It is important to Vero Fabrics that their designs function in both residential and contract settings and with their bespoke capabilities, ‘Hemmingway’ is a good example of a design which can be scaled up or down. It can also be custom coloured to complement an existing project.
Vero Fabrics are very proud to support British manufacturing. This design is woven at one of Britain’s oldest silk mills and is a true collaboration between the design knowledge at Vero and the skills of the weavers at the mill, which has been weaving silks since 1740. The entire process from start to finish is carried out under the same roof. All the yarns are dyed, woven, finished and checked by hand on site and Vero rely heavily on the expertise of the weavers to create the luxurious look their fabrics are renowned for.
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