French fashion designer Sonia Rykiel once described the scarf as “a winding, a continuity, an infinity”, a Möbius strip to be worn as a flowing silken armor of expressive warmth. It’s a captivating description, one in contrast to the defined geometry gracing these graphic scarves by artist and designer Blaise Danio of Buhlaixe for the Frank Lloyd Wright Store’s Artisan Collaboration series, each inspired by Wright designs and the architecture of Taliesin West.
The Phoenix, Arizona-based designer already represents an impressive portfolio of work exploring the “intersection between classic architectural forms and the ethereal desert landscape” – a solid foundation from which Danio was able to successfully translate Wright’s creative pronouncements into soft good form. Above and below, Danio describes the inspiration and ideas behind the Buhlaixe x Taliesin West scarves:
The 25″ x 25″ scarves are 100% Poly Crepe de Chine, large enough to keep the neck cool in the hot desert sun or warm after sunset.
Each digitally illustrated scarf is hemmed locally in Phoenix, with the full collection of Buhlaixe x Taliesin West scarves currently available to purchase at the Frank Lloyd Wright Store at Taliesin West or on Amazon.
Photos courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation.