Wool Week 2014 - Where Wool Meets Art
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour lead the interiors flock with the ONEWOOL Gallery:
The Campaign for Wool unveiled ONEWOOL, a new online gallery showcasing the largest collection of wool interior products. To celebrate the launch, Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour commissioned its own witty take on a modern art gallery.
With a nod to famous artists such as Miro, Rothko, Klee, Fontana, Emin and Mondrian, this ‘Onewool Gallery’ was dedicated to show directional wool fabrics and carpets from some of the most important names in the industry. Specially devised to be eye-catching, contemporary and fun, everything you could see highlighted what was happening in the world of wool within interiors right now.
This exhibition was the place to track down natural, sustainable and beautiful wool products from a portfolio of leading design houses and brands based at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.
Curated by designer Karina Garrick, the gallery was an eclectic mix. New and now fabrics, rugs, carpets and even lampshades were represented as abstract paintings or single pieces of artwork. Some were displayed in bands of block colour or as collections of different narratives; every one showed the quality and versatility of wool. Soft textures and bright tones throughout are reflective of how wool offers incredible choice, not necessarily in a traditional way. The much-loved Design Centre sheep was back, represented this time as a budding artist while sketches showing art gallery guards brought more humour and pace.
The ONEWOOL design trail had been devised to show visitors where to find wool products in participating showrooms. From woollen fabrics to rugs and carpets, there is a vast array to choose from – everything from the contemporary classic to the cutting-edge cool.
The Campaign for Wool was initiated by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2010 to promote better understanding and use of natural and sustainable benefits of real wool. It has united the international community of wool growers, manufacturers, retailers and wool lovers.
Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is proud to be part of the international campaign.