Influenced by a number of objects and textiles from the Museum’s permanent collections, The Adjaye Collection features nine woven or printed designs whose patterns draw on geography, nature, African architecture, culture, classical motifs and textile dyeing processes. And, each design is named after a place on the continent that David cherishes. The Adjaye Collection comprises upholstery, drapery, and wall coverings and will be officially launched in September 2015.
The Aswan textile, above, is a dynamic, digitally printed pattern that is inspired by a traditional African kente cloth from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum collection, and reflects the colours and energy from the region of origin.
“I loved this idea of using textiles as way to dispel stereotypical images of the continent. That is the narrative that runs through both the exhibition and the collection.” – David Adjaye, OBE
“By taking David out of architecture and into textiles we translated his point of view on geometric and organic systems through varied weave structures and construction techniques.” – Dorothy Cosonas, Creative Director KnollTextiles.
www.dezeen.comAdditional details:David Adjaye Selects at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum runs from 19 June 2015-14 February 2016
For further information about the exhibition visit: www.cooperhewitt.org
http://www.cooperhewitt.org/events/current-exhibitions/david-adjaye-selects/For further information about the Adjaye Collection for Knoll visit: www.knoll.com
For further information about David Adjaye visit: www.adjaye.com