As a Quilt, Rug, and Wall Art
Tasked with transforming a white-box condo into a ‘city retreat’ in the Seattle Capitol, interior designer Lisa Staton took a Scandinavian minimalist approach focused on tranquility: ‘We layered neutral tones and worn special attention to the shapes and silhouettes of everything. ”For inspiration, Staton turned to everything from Shaker design to Parisian pied-à-terre and historical abstract art. It’s the latest reference that Caught Our Attention: Staton enlisted a Quilt Neighbor to create a wall hanging inspired by one of Josef Albers’ most famous. Tribute to the place paintings.
Would Albers approve himself? Hard to know, but having taught at the Bauhaus and married to the great textile artist Anni Albers, he would probably understand the urge to translate his work into fiber. See what you think.
Photograph by Kara Mercer courtesy of Lisa Staton Interior Design.
Inspired by the cover of an exhibition catalog by Josef Albers, Staton came up with the idea for the quilt and got the green light from his client. It’s sewn by Staton’s neighbor, Pippin Christiansen: “Pippin is a college Spanish and art teacher, and also a quilter and craftsman out of hobby and passion,” Staton tells us. “We thought about Etsy, but when I pitched the idea to Pippin, she was happy to collaborate.”
For another tribute to Albers squares, see A Model at Home: A Parisian Loft Inspired by Josef Albers.