ARTIST LAURIE OLINDER DEBUTS TEXTILE COLLECTION AT ICFF 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : May 1, 2019
CONTACT: Laurie Olinder Design
Award-winning multimedia designer, painter, and photographer Laurie Olinder debuts her first textile collection at ICFF 2019.
The line of 30 abstract floral and nature-inspired patterns began as artworks. Pulling from her vast archives, Olinder turns her own original paintings and drawings into repeats printed on fabric that can be used as upholstery, curtains, wallpaper, clothing, and more.
“As a painter, I have always been inspired by textiles. When I learned digital printing, I was able to apply my paintings to cloth. It’s a dream realized by new technologies,” Olinder says.
Antique botanical prints, Art Nouveau motifs, and Dr. Seuss flourishes all find their way into this joyous jungle of plants and tendrils, blossoms and seeds, whirling eddies and lilting birdsong, all of it thrumming with the kinetic energy of the city that fuels her.
Olinder has lived and worked on the Lower East Side since the 1980s. She has designed projections for some of the most notable composers and performers of our time, including John Adams, The Brooklyn Youth Chorus, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Philip Glass, The Kronos Quartet, and Julia Wolfe. She is a founding member of New York City’s Ridge Theater, and her work has appeared at BAM, The American Repertory Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and MASS MoCA, and been recognized with an OBIE Award, a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, an Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Design in the Theater, and a NYFA fellowship.
Meet Olinder at stand #785, ICFF New York, May 19-22, 2019.