This year saw our first collaboration outside of our own furniture designs.
It had always been our hope for Living Room that we could expand our collection to home accessories. However, in doing so, we wanted to apply the same attention to detail and vintage inspired contemporary aesthetic. We also wanted to find British makers who shared our love of craft and provenance.
The result is a collection of 4 cushion designs, created exclusively for Living Room from the creative mind of Sally Weatherill. Sally’s Studio on the Suffolk Essex border houses her two 24 shaft dobby hand looms, from which she creates her unique designs. Blending her love of craft with an inherent modernity, each cushion is handmade using UK sourced materials.
Combining her experimental approach with our chosen colour palette, each of the four designs works independently or when grouped. Designed as a co-ordinating family, each piece uses two separate yarns across the warp and weft. Backed in our Abraham Moon & Sons 100% wool, each cushion is hand sewn with concealed zip and duck feather fill.
Although passionate about woven textiles, it is by no means an expertise, and so this project has been a fantastic learning. Trying to understand the technicalities behind the creation of each design has been an education and a delight.
We are planning to grow the collection with some new colours, which we will launch at this September’s London Design Fair. See our current 4 designs here.
This project has also ignited a desire to collaborate further with other makers, so the search is on..