I don’t know about ‘the handbags of interiors’ but there is always room for a cushion because these are accessories that you can change pretty often.
Even so, I would rather invest in a bevy of beauties rather than swap each season. Thinking more about this I have cushions from Bennison, Papa Stour, Eleanor Pritchard, Margo Selby, St Jude’s and now saving up for a de Le Cuona Liquid Velvet. Goodness, I didn’t realise I had such a habit.
How can I give up when Pentreath & Hall announce LINDELL & CO new hand woven and hand stitched embroidered cushions NOW IN STOCK?
LINDELL & Co works with highly skilled artisans and the production is based in northern India and Nepal. Each piece is unique and all of their creations are produced in very small quantities, which make them so special.
Gabrielle Soyer designs these original and eclectic cushions and many use chain stitch, which is a centuries-old embroidery tradition that is kept alive by talented craftsmen.
The names of the cushions are fabulous too – Gloria, Riviera, New Sun, Butterfly and John.
Gloria and John
Ben Pentreath and Bridie Hall have also designed cushions for Fine Cell Work, a charity and social enterprise that trains prisoners in paid, skilled, creative needlework. Their graphic designs ‘Falling Cubes’ and ‘Tetrahedron’ are based on stone floor and marble patterns by the great 18th century designer Batty Langley.
Pentreath & Hall and Fine Cell Work both believe that no chair, sofa, bed or life is complete without a lot of cushions.
How right they are.