Sustainable made-in-L.A. furniture maker Cisco Home delves further into environment-friendly design with the launch of Cisco Prints, its first print collection of textiles. The 30-print collection takes its cues from prints found around the world, such as African mud cloths, Burmese indigos and Moroccan kilims.
Cisco Home had designed the line in response to a void in the marketplace, says founder Cisco Pinedo. "Most products designed for upholstery are usually block prints with heavy textures; they don't really celebrate the beauty of culture, which is what we've tried to do with this collection."
Though the prints vary in print and pattern, they share an aim to accurately reflect the cultures that birthed them. Capturing the artisanal traditions of these global textiles as well as the aged quality of vintage fabrics was a real challenge, according to creative director and collection designer Maurishka Pinedo. "Getting the techniques right, so that it would pick up the subtleties — where it's faded, how it fades — was the real difficulty. We had to go through many edits."
It took eight years to develop the product.
The textiles are digitally printed with natural dyes using environment-friendly cloths, including organic cotton certified by Global Organic Textile Standard.
The fabrics are available at the company's retail locations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Costa Mesa and at its gallery in ABC Carpet & Home in New York City this month. CiscoHome.net