Good to see all the nationally themed areas at ICFF last weekend. The Spanish had their tiles, the Germans had their precision, their engineering and, er, cars, and the Brits had elegantly articulated creativity by the the wheelbarrow load. And we think we spotted more than a little nervousness in the face of vastness and aggression of the American market.
We will be doing a round up of our favourite Brits at ICFF but, in the meantime, bright and bold Dorset based Corita Rose warrant a post of their own.
Corita Rose are only making 25 of these sofas so you may have to fight us for one. Set up just last year, they specialise in printing upholstery quality cotton velvets. This is their surprisingly durable Amor Sofa. Apart from being dragged halfway across the world, the sofa we saw at ICFF had served time in founder Caroline Ritchie’s own home and survived her family and children without visible damage or fading of those vibrant colours. Incidentally, the cushions are all reversible for minor mood adjustments, but be prepared, the mood is always bold. They are more than happy to ship to the States, Europe or elsewhere.
For State-side lovers of bright, bold design who are nervous about shipping furniture, Cortin Rose fabrics may be a good option. Look at these,
Yup, Fortune favours the Brave indeed. And we defy anyone to walk past and ignore these curtains, again, printed on silk. And finally from Cortina Rose, still quirky but, for them, almost understated,
Reversible pillows, they call them cushions, but lets not get into that right now, in two sizes, 40 cm and 60 cm square. Available in many colour combinations. Lovely.