Can you believe it’s already December? The year has flown by quickly and we’re at that point where gift-giving is on everybody’s mind in some capacity. Vastu is here to help with several gift ideas we’ll share with you in the coming days, but first we’d like to highlight the Maharam Memory Game.
“Maharam is a fourth-generation family business founded in 1902. Recognized for its rigorous and holistic commitment to design, Maharam offers a comprehensive collection of textiles for commercial and residential interiors. Maharam textiles are included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Stedelijk, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art.”
Using famous fabric designs, Maharam has created this classic memory game that’s sure to both delight design enthusiasts and inspire budding creatives. The game features 36 classic designs on 72 tiles of heavy card stock which are printed in Germany. Each set comes in a storage box and is $36.
Happy Independence Day!
Vastu will be closed Wednesday, July 4th, 2012.
We will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 11:00am.
Day 2 at the Salone del Mobile brought Vastu co-owners Eric and Jason to an event hosted by Wallpaper Magazine and Kvadrat, the Danish textile company. Kvadrat was celebrating the 65th anniversary of their textile, Hallingdal.
Check out these awesome photos!
Over the weekend we received the Harper Chair, a brand new style of side chair from Steven Anthony, and we absolutely love it!
From the seller’s product description:
“Chances are if you were drawn to this clutch you know all about Ray and Charles Eames – American designers who’s work exemplifies Mid-Century modern style.
This clutch is made from authentic Eames Small Dot fabric by Maharam featuring an off-white design on a black background. (I completely SPLURGED! on this fabric.)”
Maharam is a favorite upholstery supplier of Vastu’s, and the Small Dot Pattern by Ray & Charles Eames was designed for the Museum of Modern Art’s Competition for Printed Fabrics in 1947.
The beauty of some of Maharam’s textiles are their bold patterns with large repeats. Not sure what a repeat is? The “repeat” of a pattern is the distance between any given point in a design to where that exact point is repeated again. Fabric can have both a vertical and horizontal repeat.
Here are a few of our favorites…
Person #1: Knock, knock.
Person #2: Who’s there?
Person #1: Orange.
Person #2: Orange who?
Person #1: Orange you glad Vastu carries Maharam?!
(Good joke, no… Gorgeous fabrics, yes!)