New York textile designer Madeline Weinrib has shaped a distinct signature style that is at once timeless and contemporary. An established painter, Weinrib exhibited regularly throughout the 1990s and taught drawing at CUNY before designing her first carpet collection in 1997. Inspired by the challenge of translating painterly ideals to warp and weft, she sensed an opportunity to carve out a new niche and to modernize what was at the time a traditional idiom.
With her individual approach to pattern, palette and scale, Weinrib actively challenges the boundaries between art and design with her collections of heirloom quality carpets and artfully conceived textiles. Weinrib has been commissioned to design custom works for the Neue Galerie, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and The IFPDA New York Print Fair. She has also collaborated with legendary shoemaker, Manolo Blahnik, fashion designer Soledad Twombly, and luxury retailer, Barneys New York.
In addition to her New York Showroom and Atelier in ABC Carpet & Home, Weinrib’s work can be found at the Alberto Levi Gallery in Milan, Sebastian + Barquet in New York, Ralph Pucci International, and of course, at Fritz Porter!
We are thrilled to represent Madeline's fabrics at the showroom. Her designs take anything from a simple pillow to an elaborate sofa to a whole other level. The tactile materials she is known for - luxurious velvets, hand dyed silks and embroidery, as well as her bold use of color and scale make each design a showstopper. She recently added a line of outdoor fabrics that digitally print her eponymous designs onto an all weather ground fabric making it perfect for patio and porch furniture or simply for those of us who have messy dogs and kids.
This month we are featuring these new fabrics in our garden inspired Atelier, curated and designed by landscape architect Glen Gardner and Patrick Bradley of Charleston Garden Works.
Pillows done in Madeline's various patterns, make a cohesive lair by using the same colorway of black and white piled high on an Original Charleston Bedswing.
Source: adapted from Art Production Fund:
Artist Profile http://www.artproductionfund.org/artists/madeline-weinrib