Eskayel is a surface design studio that creates energetically positive, eco-friendly furnishings and accessories for the discerning residential and commercial environments.
In the Maker Maker pavilion we will exhibit three items that illustrate our various production methods including hand painting, digital printing, hand weaving, and the process through which the creation of these items combines a mixture of modern and ancient technologies.
Our strong commitment to environmental consciousness was the key factor leading to our main manufacturing model, which utilizes digital print technologies for both fabric and wall coverings, allowing printing with water based inks on natural and sustainable substrates. Operating on a strict made to order basis has eliminated the need for inventory, which in turn has reduced waste and production redundancy, as well as offering virtually any type of customization without substantial fees.
As one of the first companies to offer digital wall coverings and fabrics to the interior design trade, it was the nature of the pattern content that really sparked interest in Eskayel. Founder and head designer Shanan Campanaro used her watercolor artworks to create a style of pattern design which was more in sync with the popular hand printed artisanal wallpapers than standard digitally reproduced imagery that was prevalent in most digital surface design. It would have been virtually impossible to get the depth and color variation reproduced using traditional printing methods, not to mention extremely cost prohibitive and highly toxic.
Eskayel has since expanded its product line introducing two new mediums that have come full circle in that their production methods have been transferred from the digital realm back to the analog of skilled hand-made techniques. Working with weavers in Nepal, India, and Indonesia, Eskayel has re-translated its printed patterns into hand woven rugs and hand dyed Ikat textiles, that, while preserving the key motifs of each pattern, transform into new, unique collaborative interpretations.
SURFACE II SURFACE / Items
INDIGO IKAT FABRIC
120” X 62”
100% NATURAL INDIGO DYED IKAT
MADE IN SUMBA, INDONESIA
This collaboration is a true labor of love in every sense for Eskayel, as it ticks all the boxes of what we hold dear: beauty, sustainability, preservation of culture and artisanal skill, and a way to give back to a community who’s work has truly inspired us.
Made in collaboration with Threads of Life Gallery Bali, these heirloom-quality textiles are hand crafted from beginning to end using natural dyes to an exquisite standard usually seen only in museum quality pieces.
For the first time in history, traditional weavers on the remote island of Sumba, Indonesia have woven traditional style Ikat cloths using non-traditional motifs. In order to make the translation digital to analog, we distilled a selection of our signature patterns down to their fundamental elements so they could be woven into the Warp Ikat cloths know as Hinggi. Hinggi are large hand dyed textiles historically used as the ceremonial clothing of male nobility during grand festivals signifying the status and power of each family. Traditionally, Hinggi feature motifs such as deer, prawn, snakes, fish, a skull tree, or a “mamuli”- which is an ornament used to indicate rank within the community.
RECYCLED SARI SILK RUG – COCOS THICKET
100% RECYCLED SARI SILK
100 KNOT COUNT
MADE IN INDIA
Our recycled sari silk rugs are hand knotted in India with 100% recycled fibers. These rugs are made to order and can be specified to any size. Our decision to use sari silk as the main material for this rug line came from desire to up-cycle a product that would otherwise have been discarded, and the fact that the process of re-dying sari silk creates an almost tie dyed kaleidoscopic effect on the fibers which lends itself strongly to creating a starkly similar style of coloration to other eskayel works. Coupling this to the variation inherent in the nature of hand woven production techniques employed to create these rugs, the results are stunning and unique works of art. Though based on the same motif and intrinsic design, no two rugs will be the same but rather an ordered chaos of hue, which makes these pieces so special
GRASSCLOTH – COCOS MIDNIGHT
Printed IN THE USA/ Woven in China
Our sisal grasscloth wall coverings are hand woven in an entirely eco-friendly process. Sustainable and renewable fibers are sun-dried and backed with chemical-free paper making the substrate breathable, VOC-free and completely biodegradable throughout it’s entire life cycle. The pattern is printed digitally with water based inks.