A Rum Fellow and George Spencer Designs Create Kindred Fabric Collection
“The Kindred line started with a question: If we were to create a new global tribe, what would the visual language look like?” A Rum Fellow’s Dylan O’Shea recalls. He and studio co-founder Caroline Lindsell teamed with British fabric and wallpaper house George Spencer Designs for the fabric series, which launches September 1. Setting aside their trademark wovens, the designers explored such printing techniques as wood-block, screen, and etched-rotary, resulting in five rhythmic patterns: Anusi, Brakka, Kasma, Nikal, and Pumori. Inspired by Lindsell’s life and travels, with nods to folkloric motifs, textured cotton and linen are the base fibers for the textiles, which come in three weights suitable for upholstery, curtains, and cushions.