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  • Ikat Armchair in Farrow & Ball Advert

    Posted on 13/03/2015 by A Rum Fellow

    The masters of quality paint Farrow & Ball have featured our Caterina Ikat Wing Chair in their latest advertisement. It does look rather stunning too! The armchair is handmade here in England and adorned with our signature 'Caterina Ikat' and 'Boda' artisan textiles. The meticulously handcrafted textiles are ethically produced for us by a Mayan weaving cooperative in Guatemala. The traditional ikat is carefully bound to form the pattern, before being resistance dyed and woven by hand.  The artful 'Boda' feature panel is an intricate brocade achieved by embroidering the vibrant pattern into the weft whilst simultaneously hand weaving the base cloth.  Our master upholsterer skilfully matches the bold zig zag patterns across the chair.  See the Caterina Ikat Wing Chair here.

    A Rum Fellow Caterina Ikat Wing Chair in Farrow & Ball ad in Livingetc -1

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  • The Favela Painting Project

    Posted on 02/10/2013 by A Rum Fellow

    The Favela Painting project started in 2005 when dutch artists Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn) had the idea of creating public artworks in favelas in Rio de Janeiro. Not just to beautify, but also to create a dialogue with their surroundings. Now they want to paint an entire favela covering a hillside above the city. They have a kickstarter page and aim to raise $100k to get the project going in 2014. More than just creating the worlds largest artwork, the project will repair and re-plaster buildings, train and engage the community, and ultimately transform one of Rio's poorest neighbourhoods.

    The duo at Santa Marta favela which was painted in 2010 by a team of 25 in just one month. It has rapidly changed from a dangerous area to a popular tourist destination.

    In 2008 the duo teamed with a famous tattooist to make this Japanese inspired design. Sprawling over exposed concrete that protects the hill from landslides, the work took 8 months to achieve.

    Support this amazing project here, and next time you visit Rio de Janeiro you can feel pretty satisfied with yourself as you enjoy the spectacular view. The kickstarter finishes 31st October.

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