2 hours ago | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
Nov 08, 2013
Now in the second year of their collaboration, luxury textile manufacturer Beacon Hill and home furnishing brand Ankasa have just introduced their latest textile collection, Legacy. Stylesight was on hand get a sneak peek of these beautiful pieces.
Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, founders of Ankasa, have been in the embroidery business for over 18 years and have brought their eye and passion for fashion to interiors, focusing on high-end soft goods such as pillows, cushions and bedding on which their beautiful embellishment techniques shine.
Their partnership with Beacon Hill was announced in the fall of 2012, when creative director Alexis Audette invited them to bring their highly qualified embellishing techniques to a new, handcrafted line of textiles.
The latest collection, entitled “Legacy”, takes its inspirational cue from a friend who went backpacking in Mongolia. On his return, Sachin fell in love with a picture of the trip and the concept for the collection was born. He then dipped into his own Indian heritage for colors and techniques; marigold, vermillion and indigo are the key hues of a striking palette that allows each color to stand alone, but also have a cohesive connection. The final result is a mix and match of colors and prints, where traditional Indian motifs mingle with bold geometries, and a multitude of embroidering techniques coexist in a beautiful, joyful and highly tactile collection.
It was a pleasure to get a glimpse of their research process, and we can’t wait for the pieces to go into production to see these beautiful fabrics transformed into eye-catching decor. – Gemma Riberti
Scroll down to view more images, courtesy of Christina Thornell.
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