We have just created an exquisite new collection of cushion patterns based on our ongoing theme of stained glass designs adapted for needlepoint.
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Henri Matisse, Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
And now we’ve turned our creative juices to develop six stained glass cushion patterns, also adapted from these same geniuses!............
………..Plus the addition of one Art Nouveau stained glass cushion design called ‘Saffron Day Lily’!
We’ve adapted this Art Nouveau motif to create an elegant, lyrical stained-glass cushion design, called ‘Saffron Day Lily’.
It displays a palette of soft saffron colours from orange-yellow to soft coral oranges. These warm colours are contrasted with a cool colour range of gentle blues and greens.
The gentle natural curves of the motif are bound by a bold stained-glass border design.
A beautifully delicate and graceful effect has been created!
Have a look at how we re-worked this design for an exquisite Art Nouveau area rug, called 'Day Lilies'!
.....And plus one dynamic Early Modernist stained glass design called ‘Prismatic Poppy’!
The luminosity of these fresh and vivid colours gives a truly stained glass effect!
This dynamic poppy design is the central focus with its striking palette of reds, oranges, gold and yellows…..
surrounded by a glowing rainbow of vivid colours, giving a truly prismatic stained-glass effect.
This mid-20th century classic lounge chair, the Womb Chair, by architect and industrial designer Eero Saarinen, shares the same colour boldness and fluidity as ZIVA’s ‘Prismatic Poppy’ cushion design.
A SPARKLING JEWEL OF A DESIGN READY TO SHIP OUT!
'IVY IN FLOWER'
In 1952 Henri Matisse was asked to create a stained-glass window for the mausoleum of art collector Albert Lasker.
Our design is adapted from Matisse’s original stained-glass maquette design, which was made with shapes cut out of painted paper in a vivid range of yellow, orange, hot pink, cool green and blues.
The final part of the design was the creation of a stained-glass effect in a square grid of dark gold.
A true masterpiece of European modernism!
Our ‘Vence’ stained-glass cushion design was adapted from Matisse’s stained-glass panels in the Rosaire chapel in Vence, France.
Matisse re-imagined the Vence chapel as a vast three-dimensional painting, where his materials encompassed light, glass, marble, wood and ceramics.
For the stained glass panels Matisse used just three colours: an intense
yellow for the sun, an intense green for vegetation and cactus forms, and a
vivid blue for the Mediterranean.
For more history of Matisse’s stained-glass windows at Vence, have a look at the same design we created for a tote bag.
PERFECT ACCENTS FOR A NEUTRAL CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR!
CUSTOM COLOURS FOR IVY IN FLOWER!
One of our clients wanted two Matisse-inspired cushions for her living room.
She loved ‘Les Silhouettes’ motif and the ‘Ivy in Flower’ motif.
BUT the colours didn’t quite work well together!
Particularly the yellow background on the Ivy in Flower pattern.
So, we re-worked the colours!
The same bright fuchsia, cool green and cobalt blue were used in both patterns, and we introduced more black and grey details into the Ivy motif, including a light grey background.
Just putting the finishing touches on the Ivy in Flower cushion design, ready to ship out!
Although they are two unique patterns, the two cushion designs now work well together....
....thanks to using a similar colour scheme!
A PERFECT RESULT FOR TODAY’S INTERIORS!
'PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVE ONE'
'PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVE TWO'
The simple graphic shapes of these two cushion patterns, called ‘Prairie Perspective One and Two’, display Wright’s architectural sense of geometric order and spatial symmetry.
They give a wonderful opportunity to use a range of different stitches!
Have a look at one of our Frank Lloyd Wright wall art tapestries ,’Autumn Sumac’ to see how a stained glass look can be achieved with various stitches and yarns.
We have used the same natural colour palette for both cushions, using a range of blues and greens, accented with gold and rusty-red. We’ve added a soft range of greys and taupes to coordinate well into today’s interiors.
What a dynamic duo!
PRAIRIE PERSPECTIVE ONE IS JUST COMPLETED.....
NOW READY TO START #2!
Yes!....... it’s still a stained glass design adapted from Frank Lloyd Wright, called ‘Prairie Primary’ but very reminiscent of Mondrian’ s geometric studies with its dominating primary colours of red, yellow and blue.
Again we have modernized the range by adding more grey tones.
Two classics coming together!
Architect Le Corbusier’s lounge chair and Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass design both were created around the same period in the 1920’s.
Early Modernism that still works today!
JUST PAINTED AND READY TO SHIP!
We've just completed this dynamic cushion pattern ready to send out........ but first, I wanted you to see how we count and delineate each stitch!(image at right)
We want to make your stitching enjoyable!
You loved this Mackintosh motif as a tote/handbag so we thought we’d make it available to you as a cushion design!
The evident fluidity and asymmetry of the Art Nouveau period in this design merges well with the curved abstract shapes evoking the characteristics of the early Modernist Movement.
We have adapted several Mackintosh designs, from cushions to wall art for our site. Click on Ziva Site Search to have a look!
The background colours of soft wheat colours and grey, cream and rose, .....
a perfect backdrop to the range of reds and corals for the rose itself.
What an elegant accent to this contemporary lounge chair!
From these Stained Glass cushion patterns, go back to the main Cushion Designs page to see the great variety of cushion designs offered from the ZIVA Design Collection.
For pricing, go to Cushion Shopping page.
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