I wasn’t really looking for home textiles or cushion covers at the Maison et Objet fair. I work with a great seamstress who knows the in and outs of creating beautiful cushions with fabrics and trimmings. And even though the January edition of the fair is the one where fabric suppliers exhibit I usually don’t spend a lot of time looking at them. The first reason is that I find it pointless to browse thousands of fabrics as for me fabrics are really project related. I don’t use the same fabrics for different projects as every project has it’s own personality. The second reason is that shortly after Maison et Objet I usually attend Intirio in February, a small trade fair held in Belgium that showcases nonetheless most of the big fabric houses and where I take the time to browse through the new collections to stay up to date.
So as I said I wasn’t really looking. Yet from a distant alley my attention was grabbed by this booth that showcased beautiful handmade home textiles and carpets. And instantly I remembered how smitten I had been about their booth the last time I had come to Maison et Objet. Chhatwal & Jonsson is a Swedish company co-owned by Stig Jonsson and his Indian wife who aimed at combining the Swedish aesthetic and sense of color with the handmade heritage of Indian textiles, discovered while traveling the country. The result is beautiful, ethnic yet restrained and therefore modern. The beauty lies in the handwoven quality of its products which is not only the basis of their work but also the company’s philosophy.
“It’s not perfect, it’s unique” claims their website. I couldn’t agree more.
Do you feel inspired by those? Have a lovely day!