New from Adam & Viktoria: Spring 2011 Collection

New from Adam & Viktoria: Spring 2011 Collection

Sarah Coffey
Mar 3, 2011

Store History

  • Founded by: Viktoria Nygren and Adam Gistedt
  • Headquarters: Stockholm, Sweden

Viktoria Nygren and Adam Gistedt may work with a needle and thread rather than a brush and palette, but their pillows are as complex as some paintings. While previous lines have been inspired by British Pre-Raphelite painters, their new collection pulls from Chinoiserie patterns, fairy tales, and insects' wings.

The Stockholm-based design team works with printed velvet, applique, bleached linen, and embroidery. Combining traditional and modern motifs with super-saturated colors, the new collections include Meander Garden (Photos 1-2), Chinoiserie (3-4), Aster Remake (5-7), and Papillion (8-10).

Adam, Viktoria, and their US rep Lisa Fontana Rosa provided us with some information on the inspiration:

    For Meander Garden, the "aim was to add depth and texture to where the pattern was placed. These two new colours will give it another kind of expression than the heavier ones in blues, ochres, and blizzard red. Papillion is based on an old book of butterflies that my grandfather had in art school; I liked to take the repetition and thoroughness from that old book, the butterflies almost lend a checkered feeling to the textile."


A few pillows — including the Aster and Chinoiserie — are reworked from previous patterns. For the Aster, they shrunk the size of the pillow and scribbled a newer, more vibrant motif across the front. With the Chinoiserie, they've updated old color combinations with rich purples, reds, and blues.

MORE INFORMATION
• Prices for Adam & Viktoria pillows range from $250 to $350.
• In the US, Adam & Viktoria are represented by Lisa Fontana Rosa.

SHOWN ABOVE

  • Meander Garden Peach: Pumpkin orange, velvet appliqué and embroidery on natural linen, sequins in yellow metallic. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Meander Garden Pea Green: Moroccan green, velvet appliqué and embroidery on natural linen, sequins in yellow metallic. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Chinoiserie Blue: scarlet red, velvet appliqué on natural linen, sequins in silver metallic. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Chinoiserie Blue Berry: rich brown, velvet appliqué on natural linen, sequins in galliano metallic. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Aster Remake: available in pink, blue, green and yellow piece dyed linen, embroidery in pink, yellow, green+ sequins. This style is a remake of the Aster we did before, it is now dyed and "over embroidered" to a more eclectic style. 17 1/2" -17 1/2"
  • Papillion Lilac: printed cotton velvet, front of pillow has embroidery in green metallic sequins in red metallic, backside of cushion in printed cotton velvet. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Papillion Yellow: printed cotton velvet, front of pillow has embroidery in green metallic, sequins in orange metallic, backside of cushion printed cotton velvet. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Papillion Red: printed cotton velvet, front of pillow has embroidery in light blue metallic sequins in gold metallic, backside of cushion printed cotton velvet. 18 1/2" x 18 1/2"
  • Papillion textiles also available by the yard.

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