Today, I have another my library post for you. I saw this book being announced by the wonderful Gestalten and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. The title gives it away. Designing Patterns: For Decoration, Fashion and Graphics by Lotta Kühlhorn.
Now, raise your hands if you love colours, patterns, graphics or fashion. Maybe, like me, you like them all. Another question. Who would like to learn the ins and outs of how to design patterns—for everything from wallpaper to tea services? Meeeeee! Well, all I will say is that you’re in for a treat!
With all things Nordic being so in vogue, it comes as no surprise that this book is by one of Scandinavia’s most prominent pattern designers. Lotte Kühlhorn has created work for a wide range of products—from book covers to coffee sets.
You may think of Nordic furniture as minimalistic and functional.. well I do, but that’s a completely different story when it comes to textiles, ceramics, and wallpapers. They are usually rich in colours and patterns.
…. come and take a peek inside this glorious book!
This book is a educational, practical and a total feast for the eyes. It’s full of advice, photographs, personal anecdotes and makes me want to stop everything and start designing patterns. I love that Lotta shares so much – what inspires her, how she works, how to use the most common techniques for creating patterns.
You ‘ll find sections on ‘Inspiration’, ‘the Way I Work’ and ‘Patterns’.
There is a plethora of examples and explanations of all different facets in designing patterns that can be used for fields such as textile, paper, and product design.
Best of all the book includes suggestions for ten projects to get us started designing our own patterns. The templates for these projects can be found on the CD-ROM that accompanies the book. Bingo! I’m off designing patterns now!
Another gem in my Library.
All images are ‘By Lotta Kühlhorn, from Designing Patterns, Copyright Gestalten 2014″ and photographed by me from my own copy of the book.