Hana Getachew started Bolé Road Textiles just a few years ago. A trained interior designer who worked for more than a decade at an architecture firm, she struck out on her own when she realized that she could combine her professional strengths as a designer with her own personal history. Hana was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and though her family moved to Montreal, and later to New York City, she always felt an affinity for the colorful style and woven textiles of her birth country. With Bolé Road Textiles (named after the main thoroughfare in Addis Ababa), she’s created home accessories—pillows, throw, rugs, and more—that speak to her past but are firmly rooted in a modern aesthetic, either via fresh color schemes or graphic patterns.
Hana’s line features five collections, each an exploration of a pattern inspired by Ethiopia’s culture and natural beauty. That design is then refined and colored in by Hana before it’s shared with Bolé Road’s partner artisans in Ethiopia, who execute her vision using traditional weaving methods. (Go here to learn more about their techniques.) Her latest is the Omo Valley Collection, which just might be our favorite. Have a look. And be sure to scroll down to the end for a peek at her first bath collection, out October 20th.
Photography by Allyson Lubow, courtesy of Bolé Road Textiles.
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