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Wednesday
Feb282007

Passementerie

Passementerie, the decorative use of trims made from gimp, cord, beads, braids, etc. Sounds simple doesn't it. Not when you linger over these images from Spina Design. In their own words "A vibrant and dynamic duo, who have revolutionised the perception of accessories and the detailing in interior design. Using radically different mixtures of hard and soft materials together, they add precious materials and objects to their designs, not seen before in the accessory world. They have revived the ancient craft of passementerie to a new level gaining the respect as a new art form." Their work is a feast for the eyes.

All images from Spina Design.

Reader Comments (7)

Eric... the gold glomesh tassles are for you!

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

These are beautiful Jo!! Thank you for the introduction. No doubt you know about Morrison Polkinghorn??

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

I recently discovered my love for tassles - but then quickly realized my cats would eat them (particularly these feathery ones).

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

Yes Anna I love his work particularly his early work with simple jute. Handmade passementerie a dying art and his use of age old techniques is encouraging for the future. I think I have some images of his work somewhere. Must dig about for them.

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered Commentermidcenturyjo

GORGEOUS finds!! Wow! So inspiring! :)

haha yeah, i definitely took notice of those. but i also love the feathered ones, too.

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered Commentereric

eric, you are one unique guy, who loves feathery tassles. If I used tassles anywhere in my house the first thing out of my bf's mouth would be "WTF???".

28 Feb 2007 | Unregistered Commenterkim.

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