Right: “Lattice” lambswool,
angora, and cashmere
throw in cream and storm,
$560; baker (800/592-
2537). Far right: “essenze”
$28–$58; richard ginori
graphic outlines. He was known for using
floor surfaces as his canvases, covering
them with striking rugs that were patterned
with hexagons and facing triangles.
In the illustrious circles of fashion and home furnishings, geometrics styled into fretwork and lattices have designs on the trend curve this season. Their intricate interlocking lines weave printed and appliquéd webs on both fabrics and soft goods. Meanwhile, such technologically sophisticated techniques as piercing and laser-cutting are being used to create furnishings, lighting, and accessories that are not unlike the Chinese Chippendale chairs made iconic in the 18th century.
“It’s assumed that all geometrics are hard and sharp, and limited to modern design,” says Little Rock, Arkansas, designer (next page)
Left: “Skirted boudoir chair
3307,” $2,700, hickory chair
(hickorychair.com); with “infinity”
fabric from Lee Jofa (leejofa.
com), trade only. Below: “Liana”
chair in “Whirl” bronze, $1,180;
Mitchell gold + bob Williams
“robin” mirror, $2,016; hickory chair (hickorychair.com). Fabrics from left: blue brown “Soho chenille,” old World Weavers (212/355-7186); cognac “circle Sheer,” Lee Jofa (leejofa.com); blue “patout,” clarence house (clarencehouse.com). all trade only. Right:“Quadrix” rug, Wiltonian collection; Saxony carpet company (561/276-6774), trade only.