In our very first episode of Maker Visits, we met Farrah Sit, a ceramicist and furniture designer. This week, we journey back to Brooklyn to meet with the talented and extremely lovely textile-designer, Rebecca Atwood.
After meeting with Rebecca, we were so taken by how inspired she was by her surroundings. Combined with her journey through the corporate world as well as her need to source locally in New York, Rebecca creates a dreamy world where she creates beautiful items for the home.
Bio: Brooklyn based designer and artist Rebecca Atwood values and believes in the process of making.
Her original collection of home textiles focuses on the artistic process. Blending traditional textile techniques and hand painting, Rebecca creates products that are both simple and luxurious. The line is deeply rooted in Rebecca's everyday observations of her life in Brooklyn as well as her personal history – growing up on Cape Cod surrounded by the ocean, antiques and the family restaurant. Behind each design is a story drawn from her collection of family heirlooms, textures found in nature, vintage patterns discovered at the flea market, inspired color combinations from world travels or a composition from her sketchbook. These experiences and collections are layered together to inspire pieces that are thoughtfully crafted and casually elegant.
Rebecca received her BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and began her career at Anthropologie. Since then, she has worked with major retailers in both the United States and United Kingdom creating home product collections and consulting on trends and design.
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