.Last fall I had the pleasure of sitting down with Madeline Weinrib for Lunch and conversation in her Atelier. At the time, her beautiful new Showroom was still in the completion stages-though I saw very little that needed more attention to detail-however restraint in publishing these photographs prevailed until Madeline officially opened in the Spring.
Madeline's brand is unique- perhaps even a bit elusive, maybe like the glamorous lady herself. There is a cool modern vibe steeped in tradition & dappled around the edges with the exotic.
Recently Madeline was quoted in the New York Observer as saying:
"I believe in endurance and timelessness. Things that are here today & gone tomorrow have no soul."
The Showroom is a stash of Madeline's entire collection- fabrics, pillows and rugs, along with things she has found in her travels.
a sitting area, used for consultations
the chairs are by Gio Ponti and Arne Jacobsen upholstered in Weinrib’s fabrics
the rug called Tulu - is made of angora
within this intimate seating area Madeline's special clutches are encased in a dainty French cabinet- It is this mix that makes her collection unique-and utterly charming. I can not think of anything more desirous than having a pillow- or a chair that delights & having a special silk ikat clutch to carry a few things in on a night out-or for that matter a kimono made in Madeline's fabrics to wear.
It is the perfect marriage of design aesthetics.
there are rows and rows of hanging samples in every color lining the walls & more of Madeline's textiles grouped by color than one can imagine...
along with the most gorgeous stacks of rugs & pillows piled on day beds.
Whether Madeline is designing textiles- or carpets- or taking those designs and down sizing them for stationery in a limited edition collection with Dempsey & Carroll- or envisioning them on endless walls in bold rhythmic movements like her paper Allemande- her work is like a dance through time-keeping pace-interlacing the modern & weaving in the threads of old.
Madeline Weinrib's Showroom is made available to the public, by appointment—unlike traditional design showrooms, which are accessible only to the trade. See it all on her website HERE.
there are more stories about Madeline Weinrib's work and travels at little augury HERE.