STOFF STUDIOS

www.stoffstudios.com | @stoffstudios

At London Design Festival 2019, Stoff Studios will present their Mono-Printed Room Divider (locally sourced Sweet Chestnut and Calico). This is the outcome of their residency at the beautiful Cove Park, Scotland:

 
 
 
Following a practice of drawing, printing and maquette making, we focused on a response that distilled the imagery of the surrounding area through transfer mono-printing onto the panels of the screen, drawing attention to their fatness whilst producing an impression of the unobscured view one received whilst gazing through the studio window. This fatness was then juxtaposed with an illusion of depth brought about through the construction of an irregular, angular frame that played with one’s anticipated perspective of the screen.

Much of our work is hand produced but designed in a way that lends itself to repeatability and production on a wider scale.What was so engaging about the screen was the object’s existence as a unique response to its surroundings, allowing approaches and methodologies that respond to the work and not to economies of production.

Mono-printing was central in creating the screen. What was interesting about the printing technique was how it presented a 1:1 scale print of the collected fora on the panel, transforming one’s relationship with the image from pictorial to sculptural.
 

 

 Stoff Studios is a partnership founded in 2015 between Carys Briggs, a textile printer and Andrew Mason, a designer and maker of furniture.

Working from our studio spaces in South East London, we use traditional methods to create refined, intimate collections of textiles and furniture. We take a humble approach to our practice, drawing inspiration from the materials that we work with; the joy of dyes applied to fabric or the clarity brought about by a well placed joint. Often concentrating on either a single piece or a small batch of works we produce objects with a tactile nature, designed to work together in the home to create plains of colour and texture.

The fabric pieces are inspired by gestural mark making and mono printing techniques and their soft lines are reflected in the fluid, sculptural forms of our furniture.

We aim to produce truly collaborative collections, utilising our two fields of knowledge to create a more studied, detailed response to our initial inspirations, taking account of how our finished pieces, and the materials they are made from, exist within a wider context.

 

 
Our latest collection ‘Souvenir’ is inspired by the colours used by Corbusier in his Cabanon near Monaco on the Côte d’Azur. We loved how he used bold primary colours side by side and liked the idea of creating similar, large blocks of colour using textiles and wallpaper.

A colour or group of colours is often the starting point when we begin designing a new collection.

Usually they are colours which evoke a certain feeling, perhaps reminiscent of a certain place or time or just a vague feeling which you can’t quite put your finger on.
— What is your Colour Story?

 
 

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