A refreshing digital print collection of contract upholstery fabrics was released by Sunbury Designs in November last year, named ‘Perception’. Made up of three designs, Diez, Gego & Riley, ‘Perception’ is a collaboration with established print designer Amelia Graham. Graham is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Graham works cross discipline in the fields of interiors, fine art and fashion. Her geometric and arithmetic work plays on pure form which is strongly influenced by her love of modern and contemporary art and architecture. Drawing on movements from Op Art to Hardedge Painting, Brutalism and Modernist architecture, she skilfully creates work that transcends time and place. Her sophisticated explorations of form and shape evoke nuances of kinetic interplay, and harmonious accord.
The designs are digitally printed on a severe hospitality woven base cloth, fire retardant to BS7176 Medium Hazard, US and IMO standards. Durability exceeds the requirement for severe upholstery use and a soil release treatment as standard gives added protection.
This proud collaboration with Sunbury Design, who specialise in performance fabrics for contract and hospitality interiors, marks the first time her unique style has been launched into the hospitality markets. The three prints, Diez, Gego and Riley all showcase the designer’s vision and skill.
The story behind the collection
Amelia chose the collection name ‘Perception’ because of her interest in optical art or ‘Op Art’ and the nature of her visually stimulating designs which give the impression of movement. Inspired by this, the design names themselves pay homage to three of the most famous artists in this field; Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gertrud Louise Goldschmidt (known as Gego) and Bridget Louise Riley.
The result? A hugely exciting collection of dynamic yet refined designs whose bold and directional colourways will inform and complement interior schemes, imbuing a joyful accord of discerning refinement and abstract play.
The full collection can be viewed online at www.sunburydesign.com/ameliagraham where samples can be requested.
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