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2016 London Design Awards

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Frame & Cover 2016 Collection [DRAFT]

 
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Project Overview

New brand Frame & Cover proudly launched their new collection of sustainable home furnishing products in September 2016.

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Project Brief

The launch collection of UK made bespoke, sustainable upholstery comprises of the Westwood, Laurie and Lucienne as well as a range of printed sustainable fabric and cushions. The upholstery collection is inspired by that iconic decade the Fifties.

They combined this inspiration with breakthrough environmental technologies to create a collection that's rooted in history, yet forward-facing in design. Inspiration for their fabric collection is drawn from trends and inspirations from both across the world and cross time to create inimitable results.

Project Innovation/Need

London-based home furnishing brand Frame & Cover was born out of Corinne Webb's commitment to creating modern, bold and liveable design using wholly sustainable methods. After spending 10 years working in the home furnishings industry designing for brands such as Laura Ashley, Marvic Textiles and Altfield; Corinne decided that the balance between design and the environment should be redressed.

Mzuri: Is Swahili for 'Good'. The design is directly influenced by some stunning African textiles that designer Corinne discovered whilst travelling and the name was the perfect way to reflect and reference the original inspiration.

Khufu: Years ago, designer Corinne stumbled upon a delightfully battered old travel trunk whilst at an antiques market in Newark. The futuristic design of the trunk's lining contrasted starkly with the traditional exterior - sparking a thought that resulted in Khufu.

Tetric: Tetric is drawn from a rare 1920's wallpaper that could have gone on to inspire the visual style of one of the most popular - and visually arresting - video games of the late twentieth century.

Sustainability

All pieces are bespoke and crafted to order in the UK. Frame & Cover's chairs are handmade in the Midlands using traditional upholstery techniques; the wood used for frames is FSC-certified beech. They are equally fastidious with their approach to upholstery.

Their upholstery is made entirely from sustainable materials - no foam, polyester wadding or anything that isn't or can't be fully recycled. Instead environment friendly materials like coconut fibre, sheep's wool and hessian are used.

Customers can choose from a range of three chair styles and 15 prints and colours. Frame&Cover fabrics have been carefully co-ordinated with fabulous semi-plain fabrics to create bespoke pieces. Alternatively, customer's own fabrics can be used on any product from the range.




This award celebrates creative and innovative design in printed, knitted, woven, surface pattern and illustration for cloth, fabric or structural material and surface design applications. Consideration given to the technical aspects of production, visual aesthetics, and relationship to end product and use.
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