A blank canvas awaits us at the start of each design season and our creative process begins! We explore many cities, museums and antique markets for sparks of inspiration. We watch fashion trends, and many times, we just experiment with new colors, designs and textures.
For our Fall 2011 collection you’ll recognize lots of experimenting–especially with our iconic Landscape rug. We wanted to create a modern interpretation of a colorful New England autumn landscape.
We approached one of our favorite landscape artists, Jenny Hansen, for our inspiration. We love her use of color and her ‘Charlestown Autumn Road‘ painting really captured the brilliant colors of autumn in New England…and so the experimenting began.
But how do we create this painterly feeling and detail on a rug and other textiles? Lots of experimenting needed. We played with yarns; we tweaked and re-tweaked the design. After many samples, we were excited with the results–colorful, textural works of art in their own right.
Here is Jenny’s ‘Charlestown Autumn Road‘ painting:
And the result–our Landscape rug and Treescape pillow!
We can’t wait for you to see the details in person. Our Landscape collection as well as other Fall 2011 products will be available online starting Tuesday, August 2. Can’t wait or want to see them in person? Check out a Company C Retail Store or find us a local dealer! To find a store or dealer near you click here.
Enjoy coloring your home for Fall!
To learn more about Jenny Hansen and view her beautiful paintings please visit: www.jennyhansen.com.