Josephine Ortega and Tom Dixon Create Cushions Inspired by Moody Architectural Landscapes
Josephine Ortega is an up-and-coming textile designer specializing in colorful woven wall hangings; her work was recently on view at London’s Ace Hotel. But for a collaboration with Tom Dixon, Ortega was asked to expand her wheelhouse and Paint—cushions, that is. Using watercolors, she sketched a series of abstract architectural landscapes evoking urban life in the U.K. “They’re inspired by tower blocks and motorway bridges, Victorian canals and London high-rises,” explains Dixon. The results—stacked fields of murky mauve, mustard, gray, brown, and indigo—were then ink-jet printed onto linen-viscose cushion covers in three sizes: about 16 by 23 ½ inches and 17 ¾ or 23 ½ inches square. Stuffed with duck feathers, they’re cozy enough for even the drizzliest day in London.