Suzanne Kasler for Lee Jofa
February 12, 2012
Atlanta-based interior designer Suzanne Kasler has translated her classic, yet modern aesthetic into a debut fabric collection for Lee Jofa.
Her extensive collection of new and vintage textiles from all over the world inspired Kasler to reinterpret her unique finds. The exclusive collection, which consists of archival designs in prints, jacquards and embroideries, features rich and exotic suzanis, stylized paisleys, naïve l’indiennes, rustic crewels and lush floral designs.
Complementing her signature decorative designs are an offering of stone washed linen textures and crisp silk taffetas in an extensive range of colors reflecting Kasler’s distinctive approach of mixing subtle neutrals with fresh color. Lee Jofa is pleased to present her inaugural collection which is embodied in the sophisticated and stylish interiors she envisions for her clients.
When I saw this beautiful printed fabric from Suzanne, I flashed on this work (above) by Damien Hirst. They are quite different in style but the color palette is strikingly similar. Which brings me to a point I’d like to make: ART does NOT have to match your SOFA. While I would like the way this modern art would wake up the traditional aesthetic of the room above, I would probably choose not to specify this particular piece because it matches. Buy art because it speaks to you, because it’s beautiful, because you like the message, the artist, or the colors… BUT don’t buy it because it matches your interior, because it doesn’t have to. In fact it will stand out more if it doesn’t and that’s a good thing.
Some text taken from: DesignWire