Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Design Field Notes

Field Notes - From Runway to Room

Interior spaces

From Runway to Room

Some Designers well known for their runway shows and fashion collections have also been known to translate their flair into Avant Garde interiors – two note worthy cross overs have been by fashion designers Jean Paul Gaultier and Diane Von Furstenberg.

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Strutting off the runway, fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier has delved into world of interior design. Collaborating with French furniture designer Roche Bobois, the furniture and interior spaces incorporate Gaultier’s signature trademark; red with blue and white stripes. The use of mix-matched upholstery and usual shapes is playful and unexpected, creating contemporary sculptural and animated designs.


Diane Von Furstenberg’s signature style of bold prints and bright fresh colours has been transformed into interiors. She redesigned 20 rooms for the Claridge Hotel in London, using a daring combination of patterns, through the custom rugs, throws, fabrics and furniture she designed for the rooms.

The bathrooms are exquisite with luxurious marble surfaces and even have plush DVF bathrobes in her signature prints. There is DVF artwork hanging from the walls and photographs she took on her travels around Europe, Africa and Asia.

If you find it easier to put an outfit together than to furnish a room, pull your favourite dress, shirt or scarf out of your wardrobe, and use it as your inspiration for styling a room.



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