Tuesday, September 16, 2008
a good impression
Bringing the beauty of nature into our homes, Swedish textile designer Lotta Helleberg coaxes the essence of a leaf into her unique and lovely creations. Her meticulous process of selecting and inking actual foliage, results in the softest science reminiscent of childhood projects. Modern botanical prints combined with subdued natural fibers lend themselves however to gorgeous and grown-up design. Down pillows, scented sachets and hand-stitched hangings fill this collection that I covet. Each piece is crafted with care including bits of vintage and organic fabrics. An artisan and botanist melted into one, Lotta speaks of her muse as 'compliant and faithful', whether a fern, a seed, a branch. She captures the thumbprint of nature itself, bringing outdoors inside, fresh and abundant through all seasons. I am happy to know you and adore our correspondence, another creative woman inspired by family and dedicated to the concern with how things are made.
"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden." ~ Sir Walter Scott