Bolt Textiles collaborates with textile-artisan Llane Alexis on collection of hand-braided furniture for the SF design community
SAN FRANCISCO, CA This coming Fall, the design-centric textile company Bolt Textiles is hosting an Art x Textiles event to showcase their upcoming furniture collaboration with Bay Area artist Llane Alexis. Llane, who braids artisan pieces (bags, baskets, balls, etc.) using remains from the textile industry, proved to be a perfect talent for Bolt to get behind.
“When I came across Llane’s work, I thought, how fabulous! -- might we work with him to create something with our own textile remains? Let’s expose our design community to this craftsmanship and create something they’ll appreciate. We approached him with the idea and the collaboration grew from there,” said Noel Walters. “Bolt provided Llane with fabric remains and a selection of vintage furniture pieces, he had creative freedom from that point onward.”
Llane says of his work, “My desire is to make beautiful pieces that are also functional. Art that is true to itself and to the humans who made it, who interact with it later. So I re-imagine old craft techniques to create one of a kind pieces, usually working with discarded materials. They are meant to speak to a combination of senses - the visual; touch through texture; even the way texture may sound to you."
Llane’s collection for Bolt Textiles consists of six or more pieces -- candlesticks, side tables, chairs, and more -- all hand-braided with linen and velvet fabrics from Bolt’s first line, The Essentials. Proceeds earned by Bolt will be donated to CORA, the Bay Area-based charity committed to helping victims of domestic violence.
The collection will debut for the design community at the Art x Textiles event on the afternoon of Friday, September 30 at the Woven Designs showroom.
Art x Textiles will also play host to other collaborations facilitated by Bolt, including a line of pillows made in partnership with Stephanie Seal Brown, an artisan of hand-woven, linen tapes.
To be appraised of all event updates and request priority access, join the list at www.bolttextiles.com/llane-alexis.
For further inquiries, please get in touch with Alexandra Walters; firstname.lastname@example.org.