Brook Perdigon is an issue solver. As a substitute of focusing solely on stunning designs that encourage her, the Los Angeles founding father of Brook Perdigon Textiles is on a mission to create materials that additionally fill a void within the market. “My purpose is to continually be placing one thing new available on the market,” she tells Enterprise of House. “I’m continually asking myself: How do I design one thing new, extremely usable, totally different from what’s on the market, true to my pursuits and have or not it’s marketable, sellable and fascinating to a wide range of designer’s kinds?”
Rising up in Tampa, Florida, Perdigon was immersed in artwork. She took her first drawing class on the tender age of 9 and remained enamored with the observe all through her youth—a lot in order that she earned a portray and printmaking positive arts diploma from Washington College in St. Louis. “Creating artwork has at all times been my solace,” she says.
After graduating, she moved to San Francisco and commenced taking lessons in textiles on the California Faculty of the Arts in Berkeley, the place she discovered find out how to hand-dye yarn and weave on a loom. “I made a decision to enroll within the floor design program on the Vogue Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles,” she says. “I noticed that design was a means for me to be inventive on daily basis and have monetary stability.”
Perdigon spent the subsequent decade crafting bespoke cloth collections for inside designers in addition to manufacturers together with Tai Ping Carpets. “I had been executing others’ design visions for thus lengthy and was wanting to see what I’d create from my very own concepts,” she says. “I used to be exhausted by the monotony of making patterns digitally and wished to seek out my means again to my artwork observe.”
In 2015, she launched her eponymous Los Angeles studio with Mountains of the Moon, a line of stencil-patterned materials impressed by Twenties African bark fabric work. “The gathering consisted of robust geometric shapes with rhythmic layouts, and I solely printed them in black on pure cloth,” says Perdigon. “To print such graphic designs in solely black was very, very new to what was being printed on cloth on the time, and the market responded fairly properly.”
All of Perdigon’s designs start with an inspiration picture, which she interprets into hand-illustrated art work—together with sketches, work and collages—earlier than scanning that into a pc and turning right into a repeat sample. “I work out my concepts the old school means of tracing and transferring motifs to seek out the perfect format and placement,” she says. “As soon as I’ve settled on a repeat, the sample is hand-screened and digitally printed in Los Angeles on each Irish and Belgian linen.”
Together with an array of hand-made materials, Perdigon additionally gives an assortment of artisanal wallcoverings primarily based on her upholstery patterns. “We print our wallpapers to order on a wide range of grounds: grass fabric, paper weave, nonwoven vellum and a paper-backed linen,” she says. “My intent with the wallpapers is to create a textured backdrop for a room and never a daring assertion. I need them to be a basis to layer one’s artwork, collectibles, furnishings and life upon.”
Her newest assortment, Impressions, was born out of homesickness for her household and childhood house through the pandemic. “I had not seen my household in over a 12 months at that time, and the one factor I felt like portray was flowers—which have been what I’d paint after I was taking artwork classes as a young person,” she says. “So, I dug up a picture of a lotus pod on an vintage textile and used it to create a watercolor floral motif for the Bloom design.”
At present at work on her first line of efficiency textiles, Perdigon has plans to increase her product choices sooner or later. “Throughout the subsequent 5 years, I hope to launch a sequence of carpets,” she says. “Like so many house design companies, the previous two years have been distinctive for my little firm. We’ve been working exhausting to fulfill and handle the demand—I stay up for having the ability to step away from the logistical aspect and totally give attention to inventive route and design.”
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