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Crazy Beautiful: Adam Pogue’s Hand-Stitched Pillows and Textiles Inspired by Korean Pojagi

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Crazy Beautiful: Adam Pogue’s Hand-Stitched Pillows and Textiles Inspired by Korean Pojagi

July 8, 2019

Patchwork is not for the faint of heart. It encourages an anything-goes approach that can often (and easily) cross over into too-much-of-everything madness. Adam Pogue, an LA-based textiles artist, understands this dynamic; his appliqued pieces are highly elaborate and whimsical, but also restrained and sophisticated.

Pogue’s hand-sewn works—pillows, quilts, mats, and more—are inspired by the ancient Korean art of pojagi, which is essentially improvised patchwork piecing. A pojagi cloth was traditionally used to wrap, carry and store things.

Here’s a look at Pogue’s recent collaboration with Commune, in which he creates compositions from the design studio’s collection of vintage fabrics. The pieces are available for purchase via Commune and The Future Perfect.

Pogue’s lumbar pillows measure 12 by 24 inches. His PL44 Pillow was available at The Future Perfect but has been sold.
Above: Pogue’s lumbar pillows measure 12 by 24 inches. His PL44 Pillow was available at The Future Perfect but has been sold.
Pogue’s APL39 Pillow is available for purchase at Commune for $720. From the website: “Adam works with Commune on product and special projects using textile remnants and vintage fabrics that Commune finds along the way. Obi fabrics from a trip to Japan, army canvas used for upholstery, and discarded carpet and drapery are all reconfigured to create a new textile experience.”
Above: Pogue’s APL39 Pillow is available for purchase at Commune for $720. From the website: “Adam works with Commune on product and special projects using textile remnants and vintage fabrics that Commune finds along the way. Obi fabrics from a trip to Japan, army canvas used for upholstery, and discarded carpet and drapery are all reconfigured to create a new textile experience.”
Pogue has also created ottomans, stuffed with down feathers atop oak legs, for Commune.
Above: Pogue has also created ottomans, stuffed with down feathers atop oak legs, for Commune.
The APM01 Indigo Mat is $2,500 at Commune.
Above: The APM01 Indigo Mat is $2,500 at Commune.
Follow Pogue on Instagram for his most recent creations. This pillow case is coming soon to Commune.
Above: Follow Pogue on Instagram for his most recent creations. This pillow case is coming soon to Commune.

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