The beautiful, crisp New England air, Autumn by the sea, American heritage, Cape Cod… these are all the things that Asher Dunn had in mind when he designed Studio DUNN’s latest collection: a line of throw pillows. However, the unexpected and delightful surprise about these pillows is their modern geometric patterns. I have long loved how Studio DUNN has been able to modernize New England heritage, and these pillows are no exception.
The Maritime, created with the boats and ships sailing the coast of Maine in mind.
The Shoreline, inspired by the salty ocean and sandy dunes of Cape Cod.
And the Autumnal, named for the dazzling autumn colors of Vermont.
Dunn says of the colors: “The palettes for each pillow were derived from gouache color studies I created during visits to the coastlines, harbors, woods and mountains that make up this part of the country.”
Working closely with a small Midwestern shop, the 100% cotton fabrics are hand-dyed and given a suede-like appearance, inspired by the texture of nature. “Think of the way light catches ripples in the water and reflects on the side of a boat, or the foamy lattice left by a wave washing from the shore, or even the briny texture of salt on your skin after swimming in the ocean. For me, the feeling of these elements is captured in the special dyeing process and treatment of the fabric,” Dunn says.
After the fabrics are ready, the New England inspiration is taken one step further through the use of traditional quilting methods.
See more on studiodunn.com.