Earlier in the week, I gave you a sneak peek at Bemz's new textile designer, Bantie. A fellow Swedish company, Bantie is owned and operated by Ulrika Gyllstad and Wilhelmina Wiese. You can look for the new Bantie fabrics to hit Bemz's website starting in January 2011.
"Aside from the fact that we clearly love the Bantie patterns, we see this launch as a natural continuation of our work with both classic and modern Scandinavian design," noted Lesley Pennington, Bemz CEO and founder. “Bantie's Asian-inspired tableaus, organic composition, and Scandinavian-inspired color palette creates a textile that not only fits in with Bemz's designs, but adds a whole new dimension.”
The Bantie Designer Collection at Bemz includes the Kokeshi, Salamander, Bubbel, and Korall patterns, available in a total of seven colorways. Kokeshi depicts the Japanese wooden dolls and is a modern interpretation of a classic toile de Jouy pattern with a distinct and affectionate Japanese twist. Salamander's design has definite movement within the curvaceous shapes. Bubbel and Korall are more earthy depictions that also reference retro influences.
Take a look at the new designs from Bantie!