Maharam introduces Dots, designed by Paul Smith in collaboration with the Maharam Design Studio. This is the fourteenth woven textile, and the first dot pattern, created by Paul Smith in collaboration with Maharam.
Since 2002, Paul Smith and Maharam have worked together to transform traditional suiting concepts into upholstery. Based on Smith’s designs for a woven silk necktie featured in his Spring/Summer 2017 menswear collection, Dots extends this practice of creating “classics with a twist” for interiors.
Uniting two timeless patterns, Dots juxtaposes a miniature houndstooth check with a bold polka dot to create a distinct design that fuses both motifs. The understated, matte houndstooth is constructed using a dense end-and-end warp with alternating light-and-dark cotton and nylon threads in the weft. Twill dots, speckled for a playful and graphic effect, are woven with a lustrous, mercerized cotton yarn, highlighting each spot.
Pulling from both customary menswear apparel colors and more modern references, Dots includes a palette of nine refined neutrals, brilliant pastels, and bright accents. The duotone background is checked with shades of cocoa, ruby, cerise, sage, jasper, chartreuse, cyan, ivy, and cobalt blue.
About Paul Smith
Paul Smith’s ability to combine a flair for eccentric detail with a dedication to the highest standards of craftsmanship has made him among the most successful fashion designers in British history. In business for over forty years, Smith continues to be an integral part of every aspect of the company as both chairman and designer, producing 14 collections sold in 66 countries worldwide. With an enthusiasm for wide-ranging cultural references and idiosyncratic combinations of pattern and color, applied with understatement, Paul Smith expresses a truly contemporary aesthetic.
Dots by Paul Smith
Introduction: October 2017
Content: 52% Cotton, 36% Nylon, 12% Post-Consumer Recycled Polyester