With a long-standing passion for traditional hand-crafting techniques, and skilled at modern digital printing too, print designer Eleni Malami, who hails from Athens but is now based in Brighton, creates highly decorative cushions of colour, opulent luxury and pure fun! She demonstrates a masterful combination of traditional and modern techniques.
Eleni starts each of her botanical-inspired designs by drawing or painting free-hand, instinctively and spontaneously, with water-based pencils and inks, before adding colour with watercolour paint, marker pens, and inks, then digitally manipulating these forms to wonderful new effect. Multi-talented, she then makes every cushion herself, drawing on her fashion background and her stash of trimmings.
Chloe is an opulent design of flower and foliage motifs, inspired by a vintage textile image that Eleni came across in the Central Saint Martins library years ago. The 1800s was a time when fabric commerce between Asia and Europe was growing and there was a resulting influence in the aesthetics of fabric. This square cushion is printed on good quality cotton, identical on both sides, and finished with a piped edge discretely concealing a zip.
Materials: 100% cotton, zip closure, fibre insert
Dimensions: H:45cm, W:45cm
Care: Hand wash only
Note: Due to the hand-crafted nature of this item, there may be slight irregularities; each cushion is unique.
Made in Brighton, UK.