Quilts—particularly of the vintage American variety—are having a moment, as Margot noted back in February (see Trend Alert: The Great American Patchwork Quilt Comeback). As it turns out, it’s not just antique versions that are having a resurgence: The quilt is also getting a minimalist, modern makeover for the 2021 era.
Or so we’ve come to believe after stumbling upon the work of Claudia Middendorf. A San Francisco native, Claudia studied at California College of the Arts and RISD before establishing Mathilde, her company of small-batch, sustainable linen quilts, which she makes in her studio in an old mill building over a river in Rhode Island.
Among her (many) inspirations: architectural details, color, travel (like sleeping under a down comforter in Switzerland, she notes), and the principles of wabi sabi. “Textiles invite interaction,” Claudia writes on her site. Maybe that’s why we’re so drawn to her work these days.
Take a look at a few of Mathilde’s offerings, many of them also available as throws: