A Rum Fellow

Happy International Women's day!

A Rum Fellow

Happy International Women's Day!!! Love this shot of our amazing weavers laughing, giggling and full of pride as we show them on the iPad all the wonderful furniture & accessories we make with their brocade textiles. Each lady can recognise their own weaving handwriting and gets super excited and animated when they spot theirs on a chair or in a room. These ladies are some of the most highly skilled textile artists in the world and we salute them! 

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Go Design Go Interview: A Rum Fellow x Pollack

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Weaving Across The Pond: A Rum Fellow Discusses New Collection With Pollack

Fabric houses and furniture manufacturers produce beautiful products time and time again with the help of their in-house design teams, but when outside talent is commissioned, an interesting collaboration is guaranteed. New this spring is a joint effort between New York City–based textile company Pollack and London design studio A Rum Fellow. Despite being an ocean apart, the two teams joined forces to produce a bold indoor/outdoor collection in five patterns and 25 colorways.GDG got the chance to speak with A Rum Fellow co-founder Dylan O’Shea about pulling inspiration from Mayan heritage and what it was like to collaborate with Pollack.

Design News: Pollack x A Rum Fellow Launch

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We have designed a collection of Indoor / Outdoor fabrics for luxury New York textile house Pollack. After meeting at London Design Festival 2015 we were struck by their passion and enthusiasm and we're really excited when they asked us to design a collection for them. We jumped at the opportunity to translate our vibrant weaves into high-performance fabrics suitable for outdoor use, something impossible to achieve by traditional weaving and natural fibres.

Pattern and colour animate this new indoor/outdoor line, celebrating intricate geometric motifs and joyful hues, whilst the fabrics have the durability and versatility that befits a modern lifestyle. The textiles are available in five patterns and 25 vibrant colorways. The collection is available from Altfield in the UK and Pollack in the USA.

Behind The Scenes with Pollack X ARF

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As our collaboration with luxury New York textile studio Pollack is set to have its official launch tomorrow we thought we'd share some pictures of the design process and how it developed. We met Rachel and Brad (Design & Sales vice presidents respectively) at Decorex during London Design Festival in 2015.  We were bowled over by their passion and enthusiasm, the designs and attention to detail in their collections, and so we were thrilled when they invited us to collaborate with Pollack. We decided upon a range of outdoor fabrics, something impossible to achieve by our normal artisanal methods, so it was a great opportunity to realise the A Rum Fellow design style in beautiful and hard waring woven fabrics. The design process brought the Pollack team to London, and then for the final colour selection we went to their NY head offices. Working with Pollack has been inspiring, interesting and a whole lot of fun.

This new indoor/outdoor line celebrates intricate geometric motifs and joyful colors, and imbues the fabrics with the durability and versatility that befits a modern lifestyle. The textiles are available in five patterns and 25 festive colourways. Available from Altfield in UK, and Pollack in the USA. 

Decorex Award Winners!

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We are absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the much coveted prize for best new product launch at this years Decorex show. The prize was awarded for our new Brocade Collection. The award was secretly judged by much celebrated interior designers Mark Gillette, Suzy Hoodless, and Staffan Tollgard. The prize itself is a beautiful sculpture by Phil Cuttance. Decorex is the leading luxury design show in the UK  and with so much incredible design on display it was a real honour to have our brocade collection selected. Thank you judges!

Bespoke Textiles for Casa Andita

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We designed and produced authentic Andean textiles for a brand new Soho restaurant Casita Andina by Martin Morales owner of the very successful Ceviche & Andina. The brief was to deliver a balance of traditional design with added a contemporary style, whilst keeping the fabric durable enough for a demanding commercial setting - no easy feat! Designed in London and ethically hand woven by Andean weavers through Awamaki, a fantastic social social enterprise based in Peru that empowers rural Andean women by connecting them to global markets. We designed fabric for the banquette seating backs, textiles inserted into tables, the exterior sign, as well as custom lampshades.

Hand Woven Sign for Casa Andita

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Some images of the sign we designed & made for new Soho restaurant Casita Andina. Authentic artisan textiles designed in London and handwoven by Peruvian social enterprise Awamaki. It looks great from the street and perfectly compliments our contemporary take on traditional textiles throughout the restaurant.

Lumiere London Festival

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The first light festival has just closed and here we share a few highlights. The 4 night exhibition was spread across a few key areas of London, closing off roads so people could roam the streets and enjoy the installations. It was a brilliant event and I look forward to next years!  You can see more on the Lumiere Website here. 

Here are a few highlights...

Bespoke Textiles for Casa Andita

A Rum Fellow

We designed and produced authentic Andean textiles for a brand new Soho restaurant Casita Andina by Martin Morales owner of the very successful Ceviche & Andina. The brief was to deliver a balance of traditional design with added a contemporary style, whilst keeping the fabric durable enough for a demanding commercial setting - no easy feat! Designed in London and ethically hand woven by Andean weavers through Awamaki, a fantastic social social enterprise based in Peru that empowers rural Andean women by connecting them to global markets. We designed fabric for the banquette seating backs, textiles inserted into tables, the exterior sign, as well as custom lampshades.

Selvedge Magazine

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We were thrilled to have been interviewed by Ptolemy Mann for the beautiful Selvedge Magazine. The glowing quote below has made us blush! Such an honour, especially from someone who we have so much respect for.

"A Rum Fellow are spearheading the use of elegant hand-crafted textiles woven with great integrity, luscious detail and dazzling colour. The beauty is in the complex patterning paired with minimal shapes and form. This is the most timeless, meaningful and socially responsible cloth for contemporary interiors you can buy."          

Stories Behind The Schemes

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Looking for inspiration? Here is a scheme idea to get you started. Behind each of our designs there is a story, a skilled artisan, and a beautiful craft. We share part of these stories here and hope they inspire you as much as they have us.