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Art Aurea Issue 01/16.

Our laundry bags got featured in the actual issue of ART AUREA. Art Aurea is a magazine for art-loving people who like outstanding things and objects from renowned, international artists, ateliers and manufactories. The article is a portrait of seven designers who live abroad and manufacture their designs in cooperation with local specialists. Below you can read the full text which was published in the magazine:

"Drawing on Ample Resources

Forms and concepts disseminate around the globe in milliseconds via the internet in today’s digital age. Artworks and products are exhibited and sold worldwide. International encounters regularly take place at seminars and workshops. Never before have so many designers studied and worked in foreign countries. The sources of inspiration are seemingly infinite. It’s not easy to develop one’s own unmistakable style, but the benefits of intercultural dialogue make the effort well worthwhile. We present seven examples.

Swiss-Indian Coproduction

Wedding Indian crafting techniques to modern design concepts is the passion of Franziska Carnevale, who lives in India with her family. Since 2010, this Swiss textile designer has been creating small fashion, home textile and furniture collections under her own Lili Pepper label, in collaboration with Indian specialists. Her product range includes cotton scarves, cushion and pillow cases, as well as woven chairs inspired by those that were all the rage in India in the 1950s. Her most recent creations are laundry baskets, made of fabrics that are woven and silk-screen-printed in cooperatives in Andra Pradesh and then sewn together in her own leather manufactory. Afterwards, the edges are embroidered by women, who thus earn some additional income for their families. “Although or precisely because I live in India, I attach great importance to sustainable production, and I meticulously examine those I collaborate with,” she says, having developed a heightened sensitivity for this in her previous function as a designer and key account manager at the Remei AG company, one of Switzerland’s leading organic cotton producers."

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