Irene Infantes


2.25 x 3 M (7' x 7'3")


Handwoven flatweave


Handspun silk


In many ways this rug subverts one's expectations of what a flatweave should be and what a silk rug should be. It uses vertical lines and small circles, design choices traditionally avoided in contemporary flatweaves. It also makes virtues of the resulting dovetails and irregularities, putting the weaver's artistry up-front.
The silk is matte, not shiny and the surface of the rug is very textured rather than the smooth surface traditionally associated with silk. This is the result of the use of Matka silk, which is produced by harvesting the silkworm cocoon after it has metamorphosed.

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Irene Infantes / 1989 - PRESENT
Irene Infantes (1989) was born in Seville, south Spain, where she finished the European Baccalaureatte in Arts. In 2010 she moved to London in search of inspiration where She completed a BA in Textile Design at the Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. During her studies Infantes was afforded the opportunity to design a special collection of prints for Anthropologie, to be sold in their latest shop opening in Spitalfields, London. She was also bestowed a ‘Textprint’ award which led her to exhibit her work at the Chelsea College of Arts and the textile fair Premiere Vision in Paris, where she was shortlisted for the Clothworkers Interior Award.

Her work has been exhibited across the UK and throughout Europe, including the London Design Festival, London Design Business Centre, Lethaby Gallery, MoOD Brussels and Museum of Arts and Design in Hamburg.

Infantes defines herself as someone curious who is inspired by anything that is intriguing; ancestry, the meaning of colours and symbolism in all their obscure and apparent nature.

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