Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Geometric Fabrics from London, by Way of India

Search

Geometric Fabrics from London, by Way of India

Margot Guralnick October 22, 2012

A collaboration between interior designer Burcu Akin and textile designer Piyush Suri, London-based Akin & Suri run Handmade Interiors, two shops in London dedicated to showcasing the best of Britain’s designer-maker movement.

Piyush (a judge on the new BBC 2 series Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution) is Indian and Burcu is Turkish, and they frequently reference their home countries in their fabric designs, which are handscreened in India and notable for their arresting color combinations and playful symmetries. Go to Handmade Interiors to see more.

Above: Akin & Suri’s Elmas (shown in the background), a pattern inspired by 1970s Scandinavian tiles, is available in cotton flax as well as upholstery-weight cotton canvas. The pillows are in Nila, a design that both complements Elmas and stands on its own.

Above: Akin & Suri’s references range from Turkish tile to French lace. Their fabrics are available in the US through Studio Four NYC.

Above: Iznik comes in an appealing range of colorways.

Above: Suri & Akin’s designs are sold through their online store. Pillows come in three sizes, starting at $48.59, and the fabric is $48.59 per meter.

Above: Akin & Suri’s two-patterned cotton quilts start at $235 for a bed throw.

Above: The Handmade Interiors outpost at 4 Formosa Street in West London. The other Handmade Interiors shop is in Shoreditch at 10 Cheshire Street.

Above: Yardage samples hang on a wall. The ceramics on the table are from a recent show at Handmade Interiors of white clay pottery from Tobe on the Japanese island of Shikoku.

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

From our Partners