Here it is, finally! After an 18 month gestation period, my Urban London collection of rugs, wallpapers, fabrics and tiebacks, gets its first glimpse of the world here on my blog.
It all started with me, my camera, and my walks around London in the summer of 2009. I decided to take pictures of patterns, shadows, pavements, grilles, graffiti — things that we walk past every day and don’t notice. And the more I looked, the more I saw. Look at the colours of those road markings painted randomly on the street in front of Waterloo Station by a construction worker! Notice how that grille looks 3D when caught by the camera at a certain angle. Whoever thought gum on the pavement could look, dare I say it, pretty?
Several hundred photos later I thought, what can I do with them images? And I thought maybe I could use some of them for inspiration for some carpets I was designing for a client. And, it all grew from there.
The collection now includes 6 hand-tufted wool rugs, 6 beautiful glass and silk tiebacks made to order in Wales, and a big collection of wallpapers, murals and fabrics which I’ve designed with the extremely talented designer Annette Taylor-Anderson of ATA Designs http://www.atadesigns.com .
The whole collection will be available for sale on my website http://www.adriennechinn.co.uk at the end of January, and the rugs, wallpapers and fabrics can be custom-sized. Until then, here’s a little taster of some of the wallpapers and murals.