Designer Profile: ZOË ETTER

Designer Zoe Etter  :: LibraryUp-and-coming Fabric Designer, Zoë Etter, was recently commissioned by KOTHEA to update our linen ‘Alpha Boucle’ upholstery fabric for S/S 2017 to incorporate new elements for the luxury market. The muted fabric features the addition of embellished and tufted yarn in simple linear shapes which are designed for a smart, contemporary look for the home.

alpha Boucle - Striped (2017)The refined designs are aimed at clients who want a simple, durable style that is visually effective. The soft colourways combined with the rich textures offers flexibility for a statement upholstery that is classic in style with a modern edge. Most suitable for chairs and soft furnishings, the fabrics’ 3D look is inviting, and remains comfortable whilst giving a luxurious feel.

Abstract shapes, bold lines and textures typify most of Zoë’s design work, whether it be for fashion or interiors. Photography strongly influences the start of a project and is always at the heart of her work. It is predominantly inspired by natural forms which are interpreted through mark making to create bold patterns and textures. Her most recent collection is based around neon florals for the festival-goer.

Another recent project focuses on strong monochromatic designs inspired by the Cornish coastline, which are ideal for creating a graphic look for warmth and interest in a room.

Zoë can be contacted for private commissions directly on zoe.etter@outlook.com or through zoeetter.tumblr.com

Cushion Visualisations   .

Cushions

Cushions for textured upholstery sofas
Cushions for textured upholstery sofas
Cushions for textured upholstery sofas

When your sofa is full up the obvious place to put your spare cushions is in that bath tub in the corner of your lounge. We have several new Spring 2015 collections waiting to hit the sewing machines of London.

Beige Faux Leather Upholstery

Beige Faux Leather Upholstery
Beige Faux Leather Upholstery
Beige Faux Leather Upholstery
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Off- white faux leather upholstery

Off- white faux leather upholstery
Off- white faux leather upholstery
Off- white faux leather upholstery

 

We like the unusual off-white faux leather upholstery on this circular, sunken seating area. A much more refined version of the increasingly popular BBQ pit. KOTHEA white faux leather upholstery is emminently suitable for this type of area with high levels of durability for home or contract applications.

 

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Faux Snake Upholstery

Faux Snake Upholstery
Faux Snake Upholstery
Faux Snake Upholstery

April Hamilton have made excellent use here of an unusual black, faux snake skin upholstery on the rear of this sofa. KOTHEA faux hides (including faux leather and faux snake skins) are ideal for the designer who has texture and ease of ongoing maintenace in mind. Faux snake skins are FAR more practical than the real thing – imagine exactly how you would upholster a real sofa with snake skins that might only be 40cm wide…a LOT of joins. However faux snake skins are quite hard to get hold of – essentially because they are seldom used by interior designers….not rare, just unusual.

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Textured Upholstery

Textured Upholstery
Textured Upholstery
Textured Upholstery

Some nice Textured Upholstery on the sofas in this interior from Armstrong Keyworth. This looks like a warehouse conversion of sorts. Nice combination of clean new lines with renovated brickwork. Textured upholstery is always a good route to take when considering the fabric in your interior scheme. It’s not just about colour schemes texture and touch are also important to the people who will end up living there.

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Faux Leather Upholstery

Faux Leather Upholstery
Faux Leather Upholstery
Faux Leather Upholstery

Great Faux Leather Upholstery from Area Sq in this great commercial office space. Beige faux leather such as this might seem too-light a colour choice. However faux leather is exceptionally hard wearing and highly suited to contract environments such as this. Many KOTHEA faux leathers have a Martindale rub test exceeding 100,000 rubs (some over 200, 000) – so very durable products that will last the test of time if suitably cared for and upholstered. ‘Real’ leather will be MUCH more of a problematic option both in terms of the initial cost AND the cost of care and maintenance.

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The Hempel

Anouska Hempel Design - The Hempel
Anouska Hempel Design - The Hempel
Anouska Hempel Design – The Hempel

Classically straightforward hotel design from Anouska Hempel Design @ The Hempel hotel in West London. Been there, done that – albeit a while back. And very nice it was too. Not too much farbic on offer however some nice linen sheers adorn the windows at the back if you look  closely enough!

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