Embroidered, stitched, stained and printed linen napkins
10 x 14 inches
Limited edition embroidered, stitched, stained and printed tablecloths and napkins that merge mundane needlework and the language of industry. This experimental collaboration uses abstract presentations of city grids and plants taking over the grids as a Detroit table drawing.
Never one for traditional paths, Nadège Roscoe-Rumjahn has followed a circuitous route throughout her education. With a background in architecture from McGill University, the opposing scale of contemporary jewelry drew her to Florence, Italy where she studied at Alchimia. She further explored drawing and installation, completing an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art. In love with all things textile, her work draws on intimate moments where the human body encounters cloth. Interested in shifting the boundaries between objects, products and clothing, she is perpetually stuck in the 2 1/2 th dimension. Nadege’s artistic practice also fuels the side project ‘la douzaine’, which is a play on a maker’s dozen. Handmade, one-of-a-kind blankets, table linens, clothing and weavings are created for the discerning collector. Small batches and limited editions are the output of unique projects and collaborations, all nodding to a slowly fading textile industry.
After graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 1994, Iris Eichenberg worked as an independent artist, art educator, part-time curator, and organizer of art-related events. She began teaching at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 1996, where she became Head of the Jewelry Department in 2000. Eichenberg held this position until 2007. In 2006 she accepted an appointment as Artist in Residence and Head of the Metalsmithing Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and has been teaching there full time since. Eichenberg’s work can be found in several museums including The Cooper-Hewitt (New York), The Museum of Arts and Design (New York), The Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Schmuck Museum Pforzheim, the Fondation National d’Art Contemporain (Paris), and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Texas). Her work has also been collected by private foundations including the Francoise van der Bosch Stichting (Amsterdam) and the Rotasa Foundation (California).