THE HOLIDAY COLLECTION
South Africa-based Studio Muti worked with Cape Town design goods manufacturer Mingo Lamberti on its latest range of textiles. Dubbed The Holiday Collection, the summery range of repeated patterns is inspired by tropical and exotic locations around the world.
"The brief was pretty open but asked us to capture a holiday feeling, whether it was from a past experience, location, or even an era," says Muti's Brad Hodgskiss. "There was an overriding feeling of nostalgia to it which was something one always associates with a trip or a holiday, and this encouraged the process to be a more personal experience." He continues: "That made us want to make them more than just patterns – the goal was to have the viewer drawn into the underlying narrative that inspired each design. Look closer at the jungle pattern for example: the foliage has come alive and is starting to devour the creatures that live there."
The illustrations were created digitally in Photoshop and Illustrator, after which Mingo Lamberti created rotary screens and printed them onto cotton twill fabric.