SUNDAY FEBRUARY 3, 2019
HARTMANN&FORBES INTRODUCES THE MICHAEL S. SMITH COLLECTION
FEBRUARY 2019 (PORTLAND, OR) – HARTMANN&FORBES is proud to announce the launch of a new collection of sustainable windowcoverings and wallcoverings from renowned designer Michael S Smith. The collection of seven distinct designs launches in showrooms February 19, 2019, and represents the award-winning brand’s inaugural designer collaboration. The line showcases Smith’s reverence for the past viewed through a modern eye and blends natural sustainable fibers with a striking assortment of colors, patterns and textures.
“Michael S. Smith is a rare design talent,” said founder and chief creative officer Michael Jones. “Partnering with him was a thrilling experience – his creativity and originality can be awe-inspiring. Anyone who appreciates beautiful design will find this collection irresistible.”
The line includes handwoven windowcoverings of metallic strands, meticulous, decorative weaving and elegant Sashiko-type stitching. Especially designed to complement the windowcovering collection, Smith’s handcrafted wallcoverings are adorned with saturated pigments painted over neutral backgrounds. These designs are inspired by antique, hand-carved abaca stencils, architectural lattice screens, and artistic Japanese imagery.
“The fine craftsmanship and artisanal quality of Hartmann&Forbes is evident in everything they produce,” explains Michael S. Smith. “With their dedication to handwoven, sustainable product, and their uncompromising commitment to excellence, I knew this partnership would result in a beautiful and unique collection. It was an honor to work together.”