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My new collection exploring the coast and its colours! 

‘Coastal Indulgence’ celebrates biomorphic forms and patterns that are a symbolic reference to contoured, patterned, textured forms that we see in our coastal environment and sea life.

Driftwood, sand dunes, gulls, coral, waves… Biomorphic forms and patterns have been proven to reduce stress due to induced shift in focus, and enhance concentration. 

Grace Garrett by Materialised Coastal Indulgence collection

Organic Forms

We have a visual preference for organic forms but the science behind why this is the case is not yet formulated. While our brain knows that we are looking at patterns which are not living things, we may describe them as symbolic representations of life. 

The overall intent was to create a collection that is interesting and comfortable, captivating and thoughtful.

The collection comprises of seven sea-inspired designs…

Grace Garrett by Materialised
Cuttlefish Burnt Apricot (upholstery) | Fishnet Sand Dunes (wall covering)

Cuttlefish

A design inspired by the bone of the cuttlefish. Within their bodies, they have a long, oval bone called a cuttlebone. Something we have all collected or inspected on a trip to the beach. Applying this natural, organic shape inspired this bold abstract design.

Fishnet

Inspired by natural fibres and woven in a grid-like structure – formed by knotting thin threads. I enjoyed the notion of taking a simple handmade form and applying it to a new design and onto other man made textiles – woven to create beautiful textures and designs.

Two’s Company

Well – No trip to the ocean is without the gull. Love them or hate them they are a quintessential sight when visiting the seashore or beach.  A fascinating array of acrobatic antics and noisy squabbles. A trip to the beach wouldn’t be the same without their brazen personalities.

Two’s Company
Dancing Waters

Pearls Of The Sea
Blue Ink

Pearls Of The Sea

Riding the waves or underneath, small pockets of air giving it all the buoyancy it needs. The abstract and organic flowing forms create the Pearls of the Sea design.

Submerged

Wild, beautiful and colourful, coral is what inspired the submerged design. Organic shapes swaying to build their own living art and community. That is the way corals are. Thriving, living organisms submerged in clean waters off the coastline – far from the ordinary world above.

Grace Garrett by Materialised Coastal Indulgence collection
Submerged (left) with Pearls Of The Sea, Fishnet and Two’s Company
Grace Garrett by Materialised Coastal Indulgence collection
Driftwood (left and centre); Cuttlefish, Clapotis and Pearls Of The Sea

Driftwood

Inspired by their raw, textural form – a perfect sculpture carved by the ocean and deposited on the sand. 

Clapotis

Clapotis is a French term for wave. Waves are quintessential to a coastal experience. Waves breaking around the rocks in the shallows, their foam crests becoming almost like a chaotic lace, embracing a sense of energy yet with the calming experience of water and distant seas.

Submerged
Squid Ink

Driftwood
Squid Ink

All seven designs are available for contract and interior design markets, digitally printed right here in Sydney onto a wide selection of furnishing textiles and wall covering base substrates. You can find the digital brochure with links to all designs here.

So, bring a little piece of the ocean into your next project – evoking a calm yet modern and bold interpretation of a coastal style.

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