Surya, Kate Spain Pair up for Colorful Rug-and-Pillow Collection
Susan Pantaleo -- Home Textiles Today, May 3, 2013
CALHOUN, GA. - Surya has aligned forces with designer Kate Spain to co-create a new program of colorful rugs and matching decorative pillows.
The launch is set for the High Point Market, April 20-25, at Surya's on-site showroom at Showplace 4100. And as an added bonus, Spain will offer retail buyers and industry friends a presentation of the line and share her personal inspirations during a at a Designer Spotlight event set for April 21 at 2 p.m. at Surya's showroom.
"Known for her exuberant use of sun-drenched color and motifs with a hand-drawn aesthetic," Surya said, the designs for Kate's first collaboration with Surya "explore a diverse range of global influences."
Spain offered her own words.
"The intrinsic nature of this collection is new, organic forms spun from vibrant ancient cultures and places," she said, explaining that the designs in the Alhambra hand-tufted and Marseille flat-weave collections take inspiration from a variety of different sources.
"Some of the designs evolved from my pottery work in Spanish majolica and a love for ceramic tiles patterns from both the old and new worlds," Spain continued. "Other pieces were born from the explosive colors and ikat patterns found in the vibrant woven arts of the Central Andes."
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