Golran reinterprets oriental carpets with a perfect mix between expert technique skills and sensitivity. It has taken a new contemporary turn with this new Kilim collection designed by BertJan Pot under the direction of Francesca Avossa Studio.
The new generation at Golran is driven by a contemporary approach that began several years ago. This approach aims to promote research, while also conveying a new company spirit.
A collaboration with the Francesca Avossa Studio two years ago allowed for a redesign of the brand. This led to the development of a new identity that would unite the various activities of the brand, and create a cohesive message in both publicity and collections.
After the revolutionary Carpet Reloaded collection, whose innovation has been the engine of the company’s repositioning, Golran decided to invest further in contemporary collections.
The first two collections designed by Isabella Sodi – “Memories” and “Shadows” – preceded the collaboration with the studio of Francesca Avossa; a former consultant for several companies, including as artistic director of the brand’s collections at Ligne Roset.
The new editorial line has been designed in harmony with the spirit of Golran: reminiscent of the East, with traditional and artisanal know-how, using a contemporary approach to décor and a particular style of transgression.
Ellen Fellows works in her studio in the New Forest in England to produce the unique vibrant jackets, boots and other clothing.
From the cut-off pieces of Indian Silk saris, Ellen has fashioned a series of brilliantly coloured jackets.
Ellen started by making jackets for herself by the time she had made over 40, her husband suggested it was time to make them for other people too.
This prompted her to start her own business and she founded Bellesque. Ellen has taught herself the skills she needs for creating these beautiful clothes.
Making jackets remain Ellen’s passion and this continues to be at the heart of her business, although she has recently also started creating fantastic boots.
Using boots from charity shops, she adds thigh-high leggings frequently made from furnishings and discarded cloth.
By reusing old materials made from disused furniture and cut off silk she does not only create beautifully original pieces but also gives it a second chance to be beautiful.
This is a lovely little animated video about Irish folk furniture. The film made it’s debut at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in January. It features people talking about their traditional furniture and each piece making a journey through restoration. It’s beautifully shot and demonstrates how sentimental people can be towards objects.