Friday, 3 October 2008

The Best Geometric Fabrics

According to Wikipedia - Geometry (Greek γεωμετρία; geo = earth, metria = measure) is a part of mathematics concerned with questions of size, shape, and relative position of figures and with properties of space. The earliest recorded beginnings of geometry can be traced to ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Indus Valley from around 3000 BCE.


Woman teaching geometry


The theme of symmetry
in geometry is nearly as old as the science of geometry itself. But the question that arises here is why geometric patterns read as contemporary or modern patterns. This movement was, in a sense, an amalgam of many different styles and movements of the early 20th century, including Neoclassical, Constructivism, Cubism, Modernism, Bahaus, Art Nouveau, and Futurism.

The structure of Art Deco is based on mathematical geometric shapes. It was widely considered to be an eclectic form of elegant and stylish modernism, being influenced by a variety of sources. Among them were the so-called "primitive" arts of Africa, Ancient Egypt, and Aztec Mexico, as well as machine-age or streamline
technology such as modern aviation, electric lighting, the radio, the ocean liner, and the skyscraper.

From Le Corbusier Five Points of Architecture to the innovative use of colorful geometric and classic patterns by David Hicks. Today we can appreciate the use of geometric fabrics to add a splash of modern sense to any space. Here is a recollection of some of my favorite geometric patterns in fabrics. I have to say that the pictures don't do justice to the quality of the textiles.

All fabrics available through Meade Design Group.



Clerestory
Kravet Coture - Michael Berman
100% Viscose - 100% Linen - France



Agean
Kravet - Michael Weiss

41% Polyester, 36% Rayon, 23% Cotton - U.S.A.



Dragon Fly - Cut Velvet
Groundworks - Allegra Hicks



Infinity - Cut Velvet
Groundworks - Allegra Hicks


Domino Prints - 20797-504
Duralee Fabrics

100% Cotton


Morgan Wovens - 14867-8
Duralee Fabrics
64% Rayon 36% Polyester


Inlay
Kravet - Barbara Barry
36% Linen, 35% Cotton, 29% Silk - India




29191
Kravet - Kravet Green
100% Recycled Polyester - U.S.A.




Ropework
Kravet - Echo Home

36% Polyester ,27% Cotton ,17% Viscose, 13% Acrilic ,7% Linen

Italy



Archipelago
Kravet - Windsor Smith

100% Linen - U.S.A.



Katana
Groundworks - Kelly Wearstler

100% Linen -U.S.A.



Hexagon House Chenille - Stone
Groundworks - David Hicks

68% Rayon, 32% Cotton - U.S.A.




Mirella
Kravet - Echo Home

82% Viscose , 18% Cotton - Belgium



La Florentina
Groundworks - David Hicks

100% Linen - U.S.A.


Contemporary Geometric
G. P. & J. Baker
100% Viscose - Belgium




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2 comments:

echito said...

Great post - I always enjoy a beautiful new geometric fabric!

Alkemie said...

Wonderful post on graphic fabrics. They are simply stunning! Love the one by Windsor Smith :)

Karen