We now have more than 1,000 fabrics in stock already and this number is constantly growing as we keep adding lots of new textiles. And even though you might have heard names like Robert Kaufman, Michael Miller, Kokka or Riley Blake a million times already, there are lots of fabric designers behind those big labels, whose styles are unique and have a high recognition value. Therefore we want to introduce you to several designers, whose designs we carry in our shop in a new blog series. Curtain up for the designer:
Nancy is a designer and illustrator who lives and works in New York. She studied fine art and majored in painting. On modes4u.com you’ll find many of her fabrics that she did for Kokka, but besides designing fabrics she also illustrates stationery, cards, wallpapers or books. She started her career as a textile designer and quickly developed a signiture style while experimenting with colors, patterns and textures. All her work is drawn and painted by hand, then scanned into the computer. As she puts it herself, inspiration for her next piece of art could just lay around the corner: “Inspiration for my designs come from everywhere, including old children’s books, dogs in the park, a pigeon on my windowsill, and even vintage machinery. I love what I do and try not to take myself too seriously – I hope that shows up in my work. My designs are done with kids in mind, but it’s important to me that they appeal to adults, as well.”
The Nancy Wolff fabric designs that we carry in our shop all include funny animals. Just recently we got her circus collection, which looks amazing. Nancy is very satisfied herself: “I’m thrilled to be designing for Kokka. They do an amazing job translating my patterns onto fabric.”
Her latest project was co-founding a boutique design company that specializes in contemporary wallpaper for the modern child. You can also find one of the fabric designs of her circus collection in this new project. The cute animal print looks pretty good on walls too, doesn’t it?
Check out Nancy Wolff’s blog to see what she is working on.