Black Mountain accurately represents Anni’s skill as a designer and weaver. The original work, ‘Untitled’ 1941, has a highly complex weaving pattern and combines five yarn materials: rayon, linen, cotton, wool, and jute. Refining and developing Anni’s original weave construction was the key to evolving the design, which has created this modern pattern.
Busy Lizzie, inspired by a mixture of vintage weaves, exudes an air of elegance & sophistication. The fabric’s soft yet durable composition allows it to transform furniture into statement pieces, while its geometric pattern adds a touch of splendour to any room. Kemp expresses her vision for Busy Lizzie, stating, “This is a great all-round weave that is strong enough to go on a Banquette and have several small children and dogs roaming around on it. It is colourful, buzzy, and fun. The name means that this fabric will be kept busy with wear and tear and plenty of rubbing.
The inspiration for Camino Real weave came from a preparatory study in the 1960s. Anni was commissioned to produce a wall hanging installation for the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico. Our challenge was to deconstruct the drawing and then convert it into a woven design with the same level of detail that Anni would have applied to the final work. The yarn colours were taken from the comparative picture, using the same blue tones and rich terracotta colours.
Hanging 1925 is inspired by a work called ‘Wall Hanging’, created in 1925 by Albers. As the most prominent artist in the school of textiles, Albers was well known for using geometric abstraction in her weavings. The new colourways stay true to Albers’ vision and unique narrative when using colours together. The design focuses on the original work’s weave construction and rich texture.
Kit Kemp has an individual and original approach to designing her fabrics and trims collection. Her use of colour and attention to detail celebrates craft and captures the imagination. Kit treasures her working relationship with Michal Silver at Christopher Farr Cloth in making her design ideas a reality. Kit Kemp MBE has forged an internationally-acclaimed reputation for her unique hotel interiors as Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels and a design practice, Kit Kemp Design Studio. In addition, the studio has a thriving textile, fragrance and homewares business. Furthermore, Kemp has authored several best-selling design books and is a champion of British art, craft and sculpture.
Little Weed, a true gem of a weave, offers a contemporary twist on traditional designs. Its interplay of geometric shapes and intricate details evokes a sense of modernity, making it a versatile choice for both classic and contemporary interiors. Kemp’s thoughtful insight into Little Weed reflects its versatility, “this is a great upholstery fabric. It can be used on both sides to different effect. It is neat and lyrical and fun. It will look so different in a contemporary or traditional setting. It can achieve a lot in a small repeat and it looks like a Little Weed.”