Bold graphics and lively colorfields are the mark of Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer, who likes to finish her pieces with a shot of bright orange. A graduate of the Amsterdam Textile Institute, Mae delights in vibrant, geometric designâ€””art for the home,” she calls itâ€”that is designed to be the focal point of the room. Her playful style, honed in her earlier WOWW and FEST lines, has softened a bit in her latest collections, including ISH and FLOCK. Designed in Amsterdam, all of Mae’s pieces are woven at TextileLab in Tilborg, a city that’s the wool capital of the Netherlands.
Above: Neutral zigzags of merino wool are shot through with vibrant orange cotton threads in Mae’s ISH 00 Blanket, available at Brooklyn’s Leif Shop for $298. The blanket is also sold by SMUG in the UK for Â£229.
Above: Mae’s ISH collection, including blankets, tea towels, and scarves, is available directly through her online shop. Shown here, the ISH 001 blanket in a merino/cotton blend; it’s also available at SMUG for Â£315.
Above: ISH scarves made from a soft blend of merino, mohair, and cotton. Contact Mae Engelgeer for purchase details.
Above: Mae’s cotton/linen bland ISH Tea Towels in yellow, green, and pink are on offer at Leif Shop for $30 each.
N.B. Looking for vivid inspiration? Browse our Photo Gallery by Color. And for more bright kitchen ideas, see Steal This Look: Neon in the Kitchen. Mae’s textiles would look charming next to some whimsical paper flowers; learn how to make your own with Gardenista’s latest Required Reading.