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Claire Anne O’Brien
Casta & Cisean

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Milan
April 14-19

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May 15–18

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Claire Anne O’Brien

Claire Anne O’Brien

Claire Anne O’Brien is a constructed textile designer who creates three-dimensional knitted fabrics for interiors. Originally from County Cork, Claire Anne set up her studio in East London after completing an MA in Textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2010. She has exhibited at London Design Festival, Milan Furniture Fair, Wool Modern and Spinexpo and received the Future Maker Award from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland in 2011 and the Cockpit/Haberdashers’ Award from the UK Crafts Council in 2015.

Claire Anne’s work is inspired by traditional techniques such as weave, knotting and basketry to make playful investigations into structure and form using the unique properties
of knit. The studio produces a range of knitted wool furniture as well as bespoke commissions and fabric development for commercial and private clients.

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Claire-Anne O’Brien is een textielconstructievormgever die driedimensionale gebreide stoffen creëert voor interieurs. Traditionele textieltechnieken zoals weven, knopen en mandvlechten vormen de inspiratie voor speels onderzoek naar structuur en vorm met behulp van de unieke eigenschappen van breiwerk. Buisjes en ribbels worden samengevoegd tot complexe patronen, waarbij hun constructie wordt getoond en benadrukt door middel van een grote schaal en gewaagde kleuren. De studio produceert een reeks meubelstukken van gebreide wol, naast individuele opdrachten en de ontwikkeling van stoffen voor commerciële en particuliere klanten.

Casta Cisean by Claire Anne O'Brien


Cisean by Claire Anne O'Brien

Casta by Claire Anne O'Brien

Casta by Claire Anne O'Brien

Cisean by Claire Anne O'Brien

Casta & Cisean by Claire Anne O'Brien

Casta detail by Claire Anne O'Brien

Cisean by Claire Anne O'Brien

Materials

Swiss stone pine and pure wool from the Shetland Islands, knitted and stitched. Cisean grey pouffe, part of the Olann Collection is inspired by a traditional Ireland where fishing and knitting were at the heart of village life. Patterns and structures found in hand knitted Aran sweaters and willow baskets are explored through exaggerated scale and new applications. Cisean is hand knitted and woven into 3d form using a chunky undyed Swalewick wool.

100% swalewick wool, upholstery foam, ash wood.