John Pawson & Teixidors
John Pawson designs the Tile collection of throws/blankets and cushions in exclusivity for Teixidors
John Pawson’s exclusive design 'Tile' for the Barcelona based textile brand, Teixidors, consists of three throws and complementary cushions, with a design inspired by architectural patterns: playing with the repeating form of a rectangular tile to generate a mosaic, expressed in three intensities of colour. ‘Tile’ perfectly characterizes the attraction of the British architect to constructive patterns, to simplicity and to textures that occur in nature. The complete collection is handwoven in Texidors’ workshop in Terrassa (Barcelona) in a balanced composition of ecological Merino wool from Provence, France and ecological baby yak wool, obtained by combing young animals herded by a cooperative of nomadic cattlemen in Mongolia. John Pawson has developed a delicate palette of natural colours in three tones of warm grey, reminiscent of shades of marble, stone and slate, to fit any environment. In the words of the architect himself, the collaboration with Teixidors has focused on creating something different, free of time pressure and commercial imperatives, ‘with scope for the ideas to develop naturally into product’. Its objective has been to develop a family of home textiles, each based on a different structure, echoing those found in architecture. ‘ Teixidors is a Barcelona based textile brand with a social vocation aimed at achieving social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. This objective has laid the foundation for over 35 years of award-winning design, created on manual looms in our own workshop in Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain.