Friday, 22 February 2013
The Campaign for Wool are hosting Wool House which is the world’s largest showcase of wool. The event is being held in the stunning West Wing of Somerset House in central London and will be open to the public from the 13th to 24th March 2013.
Wool House will present a vision for wool as a modern, versatile, lifestyle fibre and there will be a number of displays showcasing interiors, fashion and the world of artisan and craft making, along with a hi-tech educational suite.
Spanish designer Cristian Zuzunaga was commissioned by the Campaign for Wool to design a runner for the corridor at Somerset House. The design inspiration for the runner was to create a showpiece that demonstrated the huge range of colours available in plain dye carpet in a pantone or a paint chart style of little squares.
Cristian's use of colour and pixelated designs are both unique and well renowned, so he was the perfect fit. Brintons were chosen to make Cristians stunning design in to a reality.
Cristian vistited the Brintons HQ and manufacturing plant in Kidderminster, Worcestershire to see the runner being produced on our High Definition looms.
For more information about Wool House please visit: www.campaignforwool.org
This is the third collaboration between Brintons and The Campaign for Wool. In 2011 Brintons produced a bespoke runway carpet designed by Erdem that formed part of the groundbreaking ‘Wool Modern’ exhibition in London and in September last year we also provided carpet for the ‘Wool Uncovered’ event at Bryants Park, NYC.
Image: Cristian with John Bain, Brintons Global Design Director in the Design Studio