Samantha Verrone creates one-of-a-kind and short-run home furnishings and accessories that merge the contemporary with traditional design. Inspired by the utilitarian sensibility of Japanese layered Boro cloth and the challenge to make something new from that which might otherwise be discarded, these pieces are amalgams of dyeing and repairing, deconstructing and reconstructing, thrift and embellishment, preservation and reinterpretation. Each one is crafted to establish a sense of permanence. Antiquated materials have memory and history that can be preserved and revitalized. In this way, for example, the placemat or the table runner becomes a functional work of art.
Samantha Verrone Textiles
from Bronx, NY
Slow construction. Maintain rather than discard; deconstruct in order to construct; embrace imperfection; value beauty in all its forms.