Feasting and Weeding
We are indulgent… more is more is more.
We must stop.
We must now consider reasons for making by asking WHY?
Can we afford not to stop and adjust our thinking?
Can we afford not to consider why we are making and who is the beneficiary?
If we can’t answer these questions then maybe this business of textiles must reconsider its position.
This curation concentrates around designers who ask these questions and have reconsidered and who move towards some new starting points. Designers who look at the ‘feast’ and begin to ‘weed’, by daring to look further.
The designer Sue Timney has worked in Britain, Europe and Japan for over 40 years creating interior projects celebrating her own brand of exotic classicism under the TIMNEY FOWLER and SUE_TIMNEY banners. She is known as the co-founder of Timney Fowler, the award winning interior design and product company set up in 1980 with a strong emphasis on the use of graphic monochromatic imagery. Timney is also recognised as a branding and licensing designer working with clients such as the World Wildlife Fund, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Sam Mendes and the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew.
She has been awarded the Design Medal from the Textile Institute and two Roscoe Tiffany awards for surface design in the U.S. Timney’s work is in the collection of several museums including the Victoria & Albert Museum, Art Institute of Chicago and Cooper Hewitt Museum New York.