Today I am going to reveal one of my favorite secret resources, the designs of Anne Kyyro Quinn. I had the good fortune to encounter her work many years ago at
an ICFF show in New York City I was instantly fascinated with how simple, yet how clever her work was.
Quinn designs masterpieces for the home out of felt into three dimensional wonder pieces. Her inspirations come from nature and her Scandinavian background, with an added artistic twist that gives everything she does a special beauty.
The use of the word “bespoke” in England, where Quinn has her studio, indicates the high level of execution comprising each and every one of her pieces. When you look at her creations you must remember that they are all completed totally by hand. The type of workmanship that goes into everything is noteworthy not only on a artisan level but also on an artistic level .
The felt is thick and stiff and boldly colorful, and often executed in a repetitive fashion. Her trademark look is the way she sculpts and manipulates the felt into outrageous forms and patterns.
The interior textiles emerging from this studio are like none you have ever seen before. Wild and wonderful and seeming to represent some new and unusual organic form, they are modern creations that redefine the words pillow, throw, runner, lamp or ottoman.
Quinn also has been commissioned to take some of her fabulous designs and create gigantic wall coverings that have graced many a successful commercial design project.
Before I say ta ta, and just for the record, at the ICFF show where I met Quinn I immediately ordered half a dozen pillows from her for my home…and they still sit jauntily on sofas in my living room and home office!