Our tote bag motifs were inspired by the stained glass patterns created by three innovative icons of the early 20th century… architects and designers Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Frank Lloyd Wright … and artist and designer Henri Matisse.
These three cutting-edge geniuses, not only created avant-garde works in their own disciplines of architecture and fine art, but also extended their talents to the creation of furniture, textiles and stained glass.
Our design objective was to create luminous textile designs respecting the translucence and radiance of the original stained glass patterns.
We’ve adapted Mackintosh’s classic stylized rose stained glass panel into a contemporary and stylish tote bag.
The colour of the natural canvas top band
and handles blends well with the soft background palette of creams and tans.
This motif also creates an eye-catching handbag! With three sizes available, you could also make this pattern up as a handbag
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.
The dominant rose motif is placed asymmetrically in the design with flowing abstract lines radiating from it. Classic Mackintosh!
We stayed 'true' to the colour palette in his original stained glass panel allowing for adapting it into a textile design.
The background colours of soft golden yellow and grey, cream and rose, provide a perfect backdrop to the range of reds and corals for the rose itself.
This stunning motif is available in 3 sizes: 12”, 14” and 16” wide (approx. 30 cm, 36 cm, and 40 cm wide)
Contact Us for custom sizes!!
The Magnificence of Matisse and the Vence Chapel!
We adapted a panel from one of Matisse’s stained glass chapel windows in Vence France, to create a unique and bold tote bag!
The Rosaire Chapel in Vence France, conceived by Henri Matisse remains a sacred art monument, unique in the world. Many regard it as one of the great religious structures of the 20th century.
Matisse re-imagined the Vence chapel as a vast three-dimensional painting, where his materials encompassed light, glass, marble, wood and ceramics.
From 1948 to 1951, Matisse drew up the plans for the edifice and all the details of its decoration: such as, stained glass windows, altar, priestly robes, ceramic murals and stations of the cross, furniture, etc. ... It was the first time that a painter entirely designed every detail of a monument, from the architecture to the furniture and furnishings.
The strong primary yellow and blue colours in this 'ROSAIRE' design are surrounded by a range of greens and purples to create a stunning and bold tote bag.
This striking motif is available in 3 sizes: 12”, 14” and 16” wide (approx. 30 cm, 36 cm, and 40 cm wide)
Again, Contact Us for Custom Sizes!
We’ve returned to the ‘Prairie Style’ again for inspiration!
The interiors Frank Lloyd Wright created, labelled the Prairie Style, displayed clean simple
lines of furniture, banding of rich wood trim work on the walls and ceilings,
warm tones in the textiles and rugs, wood floors and earth-coloured tiles and concrete
charming interplay of stained glass and clear glass in geometric abstracts in
the art glass windows,
The interweaving of intricate geometric patterns from one of Wright’s stained glass panels creates a beautiful tapestry, called ‘Prairie Grass’ for an elegant and subtle tote bag….. with a soft range of natural earth tones of soft golds, greens,beiges and warm greys.
It would also make up as a stunning handbag!
This exquisite motif is available in 3 sizes: 12”, 14” and 16” wide (approx. 30 cm, 36 cm, and 40 cm wide)
Again, Contact Us for Custom Sizes!
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