Pentreath & Hall new cushions collection
We're proud to present Pentreath & Hall new striking collection of needlework cushions, available this autumn.
Encompassing Ben Pentreath & Bridie Hall’s shared love of colour and pattern, the dynamic results fuse traditional needlework techniques with graphic, contemporary designs to timeless effect.
Pentreath & Hall’s two graphic designs ‘Falling Cubes’ and ‘Tetrahedron’, based on stone floor and marble patterns by the great 18th century designer Batty Langley, are stitched in six bold, bright colour combinations including mixtures of pink, blue, chartreuse and red, alongside softer grey tones.
Designer Ben Pentreath said: “Working with Fine Cell Work has been one of the most exciting collaborations of the year, for Bridie and me. We love their brilliant work and it was an absolute pleasure to be asked to design a range of cushions with them. The bold, vibrantly coloured Geometric patterns of our wrapping papers and books worked beautifully, rescaled in needlepoint; and seeing the skill with which our initial ideas have been translated into reality is a joy. I really hope that others take as much pleasure in their beautiful work, stitched in prison, as we both do”.
On undertaking the new designs, one prisoner commented: “I enjoyed the challenge of stitching this design and also seeing the pattern stand out as the tapestry increased. This was when the 3D image became apparent and also grew in perspective.”
The Pentreath & Hall Fine Cell Work cushions will retail at £95 each and will be unveiled at Pentreath & Hall, 17 Rugby Street, London WC1N 3QT during the London Design Festival in September 2014.
A special event will be held at Pentreath & Hall on the 16th September from 6-8:30pm to celebrate the launch.
We will also feature the cushions collection at stand C20 during Decorex International 2014 at Syon Park in the outskirts of London from 21st to 24th September.