For a limited period you will be able to purchase a selection of Classic Carl Hansen pieces in Special Black Edition’s for a Special Price.
The Black Editions Campaign will run from the 1st of October – 21st December 2016. Included in the campaign are classic designs of dining chairs, lounge chairs and footrest’s all in black finishes. Newly available are black powder-coated bases for the Oculus and Wing chair and some beautiful New Textiles.
Shell Chair Black Edition Silver Grey Mourne Fabric
Following the success of the the collaboration between Carl Hansen & Son and Mourne Textiles during London Craft Week, Carl Hansen have decided to offer three fabrics from Mourne as part of the Black Editions. Mourne has developed it’s hand made Donegal fabric into a machine woven textile for the Carl Hansen collection.
Heritage Chair Black Edition Charcoal Grey Mourne Fabric
I think the fabric is absolutely perfect for an Autumn promotion and I am planning a beautiful feature in the Gallery of the Heritage chair in the Mourne fabric in the run up to Christmas.
Mourne Textiles was founded by a Norwegian, Gerd Hay-Edie, the grandmother of Mario Sierra who now runs the business. The company have been producing textiles from the foot of the Mourne mountains in Northern Ireland for over 60 years.
Mario Sierra at the loom.
Historically Gerd had a longstanding and successful relationship with Robin Day and produced fabrics for his range of furniture , even producing rugs to display his furniture on at the Milan exhibition of 1951.
“Of all the rugs which I have seen, only yours have got the character enough as a background for my new designs of furniture to be exhibited at ‘La Triennale de Milano 1951’. Robin Day.
Gerd produced the Mourne Check and Mourne Mist fabrics exclusively for Robin Days collection of furniture he designed for British brand S Hille & Co. and following the success of their collaboration in Milan, Leslie Julius of S Hille & Co contacted Gerd asking to represent her, and to discuss showing her rugs with their furniture in the new Hille showroom in Mayfair.
In 1954 Terence Conran asked Gerd to supply him with fabrics. The fabric design for Conran became known as The Blazer Design.
During the 1960’s and early 1970’s the company’s production of tweeds for apparel increased significantly. Sybil Connolly and Sheila Mullally both designers from Dublin worked with Gerds fabrics for many years. Liberty was also a loyal customer of Mourne fabrics and the company even produced couture tweeds for British fashion houses including the House of Lachasse as well as Hardy Amies in London.
Sybil Connolly, Dublin – Spring Collection 1956, Creme Caramel,
Harpers Bazar 1956
Today Mourne are still producing wonderful textiles, I love their beautiful collection of blankets cushions and rugs.
Starting today and running until the 30th of October you will be able to find out more about Gerd Hay-Edie and these beautiful textiles at an exhibition that is running at Margaret Howell in London.
Gerd Hay-Edie – Evolutionary Weaver – The Story of Mourne Textiles
13-30 October – Margaret Howell – 34 Wigmore Street W1
An exhibition exploring the remarkable work of Gerd Hay-Edie, the founder of Mourne Textiles