Fameed Khalique announces the launch of KHALIQUE with a debut cushion collection

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    Having made a significant impact on the design world since the launch of his eponymous surfaces portfolio, Fameed Khalique is now taking his discerning eye for unique materials to create KHALIQUE – a lifestyle and homeware brand that takes the company into the realm of product design for the first time.This beautifully crafted and created collection for the retail interiors market marks the unveiling of the first KHALIQUE branded products that will give design-lovers easy access to the quality and aesthetic of the company’s unrivalled materials library and its bespoke creations. The collection opens up a wealth of distinctive and unexpected materials, including metallic woven leathers, peacock feathers, hand-embroidery and tactile suede and hide offering exquisite finishes ‘prêt à porter’.

    With over 40 individual cushion designs, each piece is crafted to appreciate and celebrate the unique texture and detail of the material leading to a complete collection that is sometimes playful and frivolous and at other times deeply masculine and bold.

    Diverse and striking, the cushions celebrate key elements of the Fameed Khalique design ethos, incorporating high-quality materials and expert craftsmanship with unusual and specialist techniques to create timeless designs. Inspiration has been drawn from within the company’s own portfolio – bronze metallic leathers, romantic pale pink feathers, silk appliqué and delicate ribbon embroidery showcase a small section of fabulous materials translated into simple, elegant pieces that create a final layer of detail.

    A combination of otherworldliness with the underlying strength of Greek mythology inspired this collection of glamorous yet understated metallics. Layers of copper, gunmetal grey and silvery hues alongside the luminous forest green of real peacock feathers woven meld to inject a contemporary edge to a variety of settings.

    Fameed’s background in fashion is an important influence throughout his work and the tailored craftsmanship of a Savile Row couturier characterises this range of masculine pieces. Woven leathers sit beside bold geometric-designs and textured hides in a strong colour palette of charcoal, graphite, teal and scarlet to create an inviting collection of cushions to update a pared-back scheme.

    This range is an effortless statement with inspiration taken from the best of fashion and design combined with an insider’s eye for quality.

    Delicate embroidery, beading and intricate sequin detailing celebrate the end of minimalism in the home. This is a softer more feminine range, embracing the glitz and glamour of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the revival of a confident adornment of our living spaces.

    A palette of berry colours, blush pinks and sorbet shades combined with feather detailing, hand screen-printed velvet and mother-of-pearl hand-embroidery showcase the possibilities achievable by combining high-quality materials with specialist techniques.

    Daniel Fountain / 11.03.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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