Eye-catching patterns, colors and crafts in the brand’s latest novelties will dress up your windows.
Exclusive textile designs by New York visual artist Marcie Bronkar and San Francisco-based textile designer Seema Krish are the latest additions to Hunter Douglas Design Studio’s line of side panels, curtains, roller shades and Roman shades. Inventive patterns and textural details, rendered in styles ranging from intricate embroidery to semi-opaque fabrics, bring new infusions of global dimension and historic depth to the brand’s sophisticated line of window treatments.
Influenced by his upbringing in Mumbai, Seema Krish’s work focuses on craftsmanship and takes a contemporary look at the vibrant patterns and techniques of traditional Indian textiles. The designer turned to nature and took inspiration from the aesthetics of block printing and embroidery, in particular, to create her new designs for Hunter Douglas.
“They can be used on their own or stacked effortlessly,” says Krish of the seven models in the collection. Its Floret fabric, for example, is inspired by traditional shibori dyeing techniques and flourishes with bold, floral geometry. Intersection is influenced by the interplay of threads in the weave, and its hazy, painterly lines echo the hazy weather in the designer’s hometown. The waves, which mimic the ebb and flow of ocean tides, flow with a repeating V-shaped pattern. “The hope is to evoke a memory of travel or a distant culture while bringing tranquil beauty to our living environments, ”says Krish.
A self-proclaimed “modern traditionalist,” Marcie Bronkar draws inspiration from historic art and design to create her living motifs. For her Hunter Douglas collection, Bronkar says she relied on the premise that “natural light can and will enhance the texture and dimension of these textiles when brought into the home.”
Notable designs by Bronkar include Lily, a lovely floral motif derived from an original work on paper; Grand Fleur, which features embroidered designs inspired by Bronkar’s personal collection of 17th-century Venetian clothing and shawls; Laurel, derived from a favorite piece of ceramic the artist found in Mexico City; and Oleander, which is a wonderful ode to cashmere. “I like to create designs that are found throughout the house as the owner sees fit,” says Bronkar.
Both collections coordinate with existing Hunter Douglas lines while creating new design possibilities. Ron Rubinoff, President of Hunter Douglas Window Designs Group, notes, “This is an incredibly exciting time for Hunter Douglas. We’re sure the aesthetics of these artists and our wider Design Studio line will resonate with consumers as they seek inspired designs to complement the look of their windows. “
Learn more about Hunter Douglas and its home window treatment solutions at hunterdouglas.com.