New Textiles by Alyson Fox for Ferm Living
When we profiled the designer and artist Alyson Fox last year, on a visit to the home she and her husband built themselves in the wilds of Texas, we spent much of the story marveling at the sheer, unrelenting range and volume of her creative output. Which is to say: We could theoretically be writing about some new project of hers every week if we wanted to — she’s just that prolific. We won’t go there, of course, yet when of-the-moment Danish housewares brand Ferm Living offered to let us be the first to share the new line it’s done in collaboration with Fox, in advance of revealing its full 2015 collection to the world tomorrow, we figured it was as good a time as any to check in with the talent.
Of her new Ferm collection — which includes pillows, blankets, duvets, and a woven rug — she says: “The cut pattern on the cushions and quilted coverlets was made from cutting paper, a method I use a lot, while the wool Kelim rug was meant to work with most textiles going on in a room. I worked with a color story that was currently on Ferm’s website; mostly neutrals with pops of blue and pink.” The line’s zig-zaggy geometric aesthetic, also intended to complement the brand’s, is not an uncommon motif for Fox; you can see it in many of her illustrations, in her jewelry, and in her line of rugs for Hawkins NY, which she’ll debut new additions to at the upcoming gift fair in New York. But she also knows how to expertly wield shapelessness, too — she’s just launched her own clothing line full of breezy, cool-girl basics in seersucker and gauze, which she’ll update twice a year going forward. “The garments will stay the same, but the textiles are what I’ll focus on,” she says.
Bookmark Fox’s website to keep up with all of her latest endeavors — if keeping up is even possible — then watch every other design blog in the world later this week to check out the rest of Ferm Living‘s 2015 releases, as we have no doubt they’ll be making the rounds.