Raf Simons Launches Interior Textile Collection - 5 Amazing Homeware Lines Made By Fashion Designers

24 February 2014 by


Eek! Raf Simons has unveiled a new collection of home textiles and - of course - it's all beautiful. The creative director of Dior has collaborated with Danish fabric company Kvadrat - whose textiles appear in the Guggenheim - to produce the line of 11 colourful fabrics.

Working with the homeware brand for two years to produce the collection, Simons was first introduced Kvadrat when he was searching for heavy duty fabrics for a Jil Sander line in 2011. Having originally trained as an industrial furniture designer he's a perfect fit for the job.


The designer wanted to step away from the tradition grey and beige tones of high quality homeware fabrics.

'I was fascinated by how the colouration process or weaving process in fashion textiles does not have the same limitations,' he said. 'And then seeing how we could transport that into the furniture environment by completely readapting the yarns and the qualities and the weaving process in order to make it durable.'

Raf isn't the first designer to make the move into homeware, here are four other lines designed by famous fashion names.

1. Diane Von Furstenberg

Featuring the same dramatic prints as Diane's iconic wrap dresses, the collection of bedding, glasses and crockery and fabrics makes a bold statement.

[Diane Von Furstenberg]

2. Hermès La Maison

Including furniture and tableware as well as textiles, Hermès' interiors collection is available exclusively to architects and interior designers.


3. Missoni Home

Missoni's 2014 homeware collection is jam-packed with floral cushions and fabric covered chairs in a range of embroidered and textured fabrics. Quirky cool.


4. Donna Karan Home Collections

With prices ranging from around £30 for a cushion to £150 for a duvet cover, Donna Karan's home collection is reasonably priced, chic and fun.

[Donna Karan]


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