A Collection of A.P.C. Quilts
I’ve been keen on showcasing some imagery from the A.P.C. quilt collection for quite a while now, this line isn’t really new but it’s limited in it’s production so they’re obviously hard to come across, or find any pictures of for that matter. Luckily the good folk at Tres Bien have snapped some shots which very much represent their nature in my opinion, rustic, bold and full of texture. I’m not sure if I mentioned before but earlier in the year I purchased a book titled Traditional Stripes and Lattices by Kamon Yoshimoto that looks at textile design, particularly that of the Japanese (obviously a plus). It’s interesting just flicking through and admiring all the different patterns and shapes, I’ve never really been that into textile design but this book completely changed my opinion on the whole field and I was blown away by the amount of dyeing and other processes that you can go through to get the finished piece. I love this variety and the idea of a never ending search for the perfect material, weave, colour or even textile pattern, a mind boggling number of combinations I’m sure.
Obviously this collaboration by founder of A.P.C. Jean Touitou and designer Jessica Ogden is a bit different but at the same time it links in nicely. All of the quilts are actually made from old A.P.C. fabrics and are produced by hand using traditional patchwork sewing, as you can see each combination is totally different and would be one of a kind. I’ve got two favourites in-particular, one being the above quilt which comes in a multicolour, this reminds me of the Eames couple for some reason, I think it’s their use of block colour and title patterns. The second one is the fifth image down that’s an indigo dyed quilt, it’s pretty superb and is less formated than the multicoloured piece, but it would fit in nicely in any home and definitely has a handmade feel about it.
Overall a superb selection, if you’re interested in learning more or seeing more pictures I’d recommend taking a short trip over to either the Tres Bien shop or the A.P.C website. The images above and below hopefully give you a good idea of what I’m liking in terms of the colour palette and texture, also the shapes and lines in each one. Have a gander below.