Inspired by transitional spaces and movement, House of Quinn presents a collection of handmade textile pieces for the home, at Mad Atelier - London.
Set within the vibrant and contemporary setting of the Mad Atelier Architectural practice and store, the new House of Quinn capsule collection of interior textiles pieces reflects on space, movement, shape and form. Decorative, textile door panels, reminiscent of traditional portière, provide the backdrop to the collection. Hung within the doorways of rooms, these large panels provide a soft and tactile division between transitional spaces in the home and draw on the idea of creating a ‘den’. A childhood pastime that provides a reminder of the importance of creating meaningful spaces and boundaries. The collection also includes sculptural textiles in the form of a kinetic mobile. Suspended abstract patchwork and appliqué panels float, gently travelling around one another to provide calming movement to sedentary spaces. Each piece in the collection has been handmade in Sussex, using textiles which have been collected, found and reused. Linen and cotton remnants or end of roll textiles from other applications have been incorporated into the work as well as hand-dyed and painted elements.
Julius Arthur is a textiles designer specialising in quilts and unique objects for the home. His design practice, House of Quinn, creates small-batch homeware using traditional and age-old craft techniques and practices to cultivate contemporary design narratives onto familiar objects. His work is grounded in uncomplicated - often re-purposed - materials and inspired by an abstract view of the places and things around us. Growing up in Cornwall, memories of childhood and a sense of home and belonging intersect in Julius’ work. Quilts have become a staple motif in Julius’ work - a way of combining materials, connecting through stitch and exploring shape, form and line - and the subject of his book Modern Quilting.