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We are pleased to announce our collaboration with twentytwentyone and The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation.
To mark their twenty-fifth anniversary, twentytwentyone have released a limited series of the iconic Robin Day Reclining Chair, upholstered in our Cloughmore fabric. Originally designed in 1952, the Reclining Chair is considered to be one of Days’ most successful and iconic designs.
Twentytwentyone co-founder, Simon Alderson approached us with his vision for the anniversary plans and so began the search for a ‘uniquely textured fabric’ to mark the momentous occasion.
The creative process involved countless hours reviewing our extensive and often hand written, archives and was combined with many days of weaving fabric samples on our eighty-year-old hand looms. Finally, after many long hours, Cloughmore, an updated twist on an archive fabric was respectfully reworked and selected for the role.
First created in 1972, by my grandmother and Mourne Textiles Founder, Gerd Hay-Edie, Cloughmore started its life as ‘Grey Rustic Mist’ and was originally designed for iconic, British furniture designer Hille. However, the fabric would never see production, as the price of the specialist, customised yarns, were deemed too expensive at the time and so the design was carefully documented and entered into the archives.
It’s been a fascinating journey for this particular fabric and I am delighted to be able to breathe new life into one of my grandmother’s designs. It’s also a great privilege to build upon her partnership with Robin Day, whom she greatly respected and worked alongside for many years. I personally have greatly enjoyed collaborating with both twentytwentyone and The Robin and Lucienne Day Foundation, represented of course, by its Founder and Chair, Paula Day.
If you would like to know more about the history behind our longstanding relationships, please click the link below to read the in-conversation piece between myself, Paula Day and twentytwentyone.
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