This March, Wolf-Gordon will launch a collection of upholstery and wallcoverings featuring the designs of Danish textile designer Grethe Sørensen. The offerings highlight the artist’s ground-breaking technique of translating pixels to threads, most recently displayed in her exhibition Rush Hour/Shanghai 5 at Fuori Salone in Milan. Sørensen’s work often features variations of light and color found in night settings and urban landscapes, which she manipulates in Photoshop before translating on to fabric. Cooper-Hewitt plans to acquire her work once its new building opens in late 2014.
Sørensen’s line for Wolf-Gordon was created by taking unfocused photographs of urban lights which she then manipulated in photoshop. “It’s more about the colors and the shapes,” she told AN. The collection is Sørensen’s introduction to the U.S. market and is being produced at a Wolf-Gordon partner-mill in North Carolina.
Despite it’s name, Millions of Colors is composed of just six weft colors—red, yellow, green, blue, cyan, and magenta—but endless arrangements support broad variations within three colorways. Black and white is also available. All color options are composed of 94 percent worsted wool and 6 percent nylon.
Three patterns were designed for wallcoverings. Soft Spots and Blinds are both digitally developed for vinyl.
Codes is a pixelated pattern, available in half a dozen neutral colors.
Wolf-Gordon will make HPDs available for Sørensen’s new collection as the company moves toward greater transparency with all its product offerings.