Sometimes I’m a very slow designer.
I’ve realised this as I go through a very high-energy week, in which we’re launching a brand new print called Shard at Decorex Cape Town.
While it is a visually energetic with Op-Art vibes, the idea for Shard came about during those slow, peculiar weeks and months when the whole world was locked up at home.
I started drawing the shapes in my sketchbook, then turned the shapes into an overlapping pattern to stitch onto a tapestry canvas.
I became intrigued by the idea of turning this progression into a repeating pattern on fabric – almost like seeing a time-lapse of the passing light on fabric.
And that’s the story of how the light on our livingroom rug ended up as a optically dazzling fabric print called Shard.