LUXURY COUTURE cushions - Antique fabric and IRISH LINEN
Irish born Katie Larmour trained as an applied artist at the School of Art and Design in Belfast and is a member of the the British European Design Group, the Ulster Society of Women Artists, Craft NI, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, the Crafts Council of England, Belfast Design Salon and an associate member of the Irish Linen Guild. After graduation she worked as an art and antiques dealer for eight years prior to setting up Katie Larmour Design. She travels all around the world constantly from Europe to Asia and North and South America to personally hand pick original and rare fabrics which she transforms into her range of unique home furnishings.
The Katie Larmour Design Studio specialises in exclusive and unique couture cushions. They are exclusive because their fronts are mainly of vintage and antique silks of bold and beautiful pattern, and they are unique in that they are backed by Irish linen. Many of the silks bear the brand name or signature of their designer embodied in the original fabric, including such illustrious figures from the world of high fashion as Schiaparelli, Nina Ricci, Chanel, Balmain, Cartier, Hermes, Pierre Cardin, Balenciaga, Lanvin of Paris and Liberty of London.
The backs are 100% pure Irish linen, a world-famous textile, supplied by one of the last remaining linen mills still active in Ireland weaving cloth solely from flax fibres. This unique and entirely natural backing provides a luxurious but very durable foil to the more luminous colours of the richly patterned silks on the front. All the cushions and pillows are artisan-made, created in Ireland in our studio in Belfast, filled with plush duck feathers and down, lined with 100% natural bamboo for softness, and secured with hidden zip dress closures. These beautifully hand- crafted items of unusual patterning, tasteful colouring, and exquisite finish and are works of art in themselves as well as being functional and will enhance any bijou interior, traditional or contemporary.
Katie Larmour Design works closely with interior designers to fulfil precise specifications but also sells direct to private clients.
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