Give fleece a chance

 West London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour has unveiled something of a woolly concept to mark the imminent art fair madness taking over London next week.

Stark carpet
Stark carpet

However, the work is woolly in a literal sense: the centre has launched an online exhibition of works that pay homage to artists including Mark Rothko, Tracey Emin, Juan Miro and Piet Mondrian created from, you guessed it, wool.

Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon
Schumacher at Turnell and Gigon

The show has been curated by Karina Garrick, and features products including rugs, carpets and lampshades, represented as different artworks.

Jason D'Souza
Jason D’Souza

The pieces online aim to show users where in the centre they can find these woollen products – pulling the wool from their eyes, as it were – and has been created to help the cause of The Campaign for Wool.

Tai Ping Carpets
Tai Ping Carpets

The campaign was launched in 2010 with the aim of promoting the material, looking to “unite the international community of wool growers, manufacturers, retailers and wool lovers”, we’re told.

Give fleece a chance
Give fleece a chance

Design Centre Chelsea Harbour says: “Some [pieces] are displayed in bands of block colour or as collections of different narratives; every one shows the quality and versatility of wool.

“Soft textures and bright tones throughout are reflective of how wool offers incredible choice, not necessarily in a traditional way.”

A dreadlocked sheep
A dreadlocked sheep

Among the works on show at those celebrating the “Design Centre sheep”, while others depict art gallery guards.

Click here to view the gallery  www.onewool.com, which is online until 12 October

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