"One of our Rising Stars" Harrods
BeatWoven® is a multi-award winning textiles label, setting precedent in design excellence with its couture fine woven fabrics for the prestige interior design market. Sitting precisely on trend, BeatWoven® uses bespoke audio technology as an instrument to reveal literal geometric patterns created by sound/music designed to fuse harmoniously with the traditional craft technique of weaving. Through innovation, woven pattern and form is reinvented, fabric aesthetic is challenged and music, fashion and lifestyle are linked as one. Each fine fabric creates an art piece for storytelling ready to be added to an interior landscape of curiosity and emotional connection, either designed exclusively for each client or chosen from a pre-designed collection. Each piece can be presented as framed art pieces, simply hung as hand-crafted wall hangings, or tailored into various lifestyle applications such as interior accessories, interior decorative upholstery or couture fashion.
In 2008, after discovering an interesting arithmetic connection between music and fabric construction, Nadia-Anne Ricketts began to explore the relationship between the architecture of music and weaving. Many interesting connections revealed themselves between code; the binary system that underpins the weave structure, and it’s relationship with digital language and sound in this instance. In 2009 BeatWoven and The Fabrics of Sound were born.
"When I hear music I want to react, whether it’s dancing, singing, or smiling. It can unite us, unlock special memories, take us on an emotional journey and most of all, it can motivate us to focus, create and endure. To be able to express the intangible of music, through the tactile medium of woven textiles is super special, as this creates timeless textiles pieces that have the meaningful connection to our lives that my brand stands for. Whether it’s a woven piano concerto wall hanging in a concert hall, an Arabic prayer upholstery on a superyacht, or your favourite house track woven and tailored into a garment. Each piece is uniquely special to each client as it has an emotional connection woven with in it" - Nadia-Anne Ricketts
All fine fabrics are woven in one of the last remaining English Silk Weaving Mills, using exclusively sourced materials with the highest quality craftsmanship. Although innovative, maintaining the heritage and tradition of woven craftsmanship is particularly important to BeatWoven®. "We want to show that weaving can fun, sassy and sexy, it doesn't need to be about tartan mustard tweeds anymore. An aspiration for BeatWoven® is to marry an exciting identity to a craft that holds an abundance of heritage and skill; helping to keep the weaving industry at the forefront of British Design”.
"One of THE names in British craft" Design Critic and Journalist Corinne Julius.
Which song will you have woven?
Selected Past Projects:
DreaMelody : Patterns in Play, Harrods is Design, London Design Festival 2014
Future Heritage, Decorex International 2014
Rachmaninoff - A Creative Journey. London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO), British Film Institute (BFI), Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre London, 2014
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, Royal Festival Hall, London.
Selected Exhibitions and Presentations:
Nigel Coates Christmas Picks, Cockpit Arts Showcase, 2014.
Future Heritage by Corinne Julius, Decorex International, Syon Park, 2014.
Harrods Design Trail, Harrods is Design, LDF14
Presenter ‘Makers Carousel’, 100% Design, LDF14
Innovation Platform, MoOD, Brussels, 2014.
Presenter with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rachmaninoff – A Creative Journey, 2014
Digital Encounters, Crysalis, UCA, Canterbury, 2014.
‘Select’ Sarah Myerscough, Cockpit Arts Showcase, 2014.
Designersblock, Milan Design Week, 2014.
Professional Practice Talk, Central Saint Martins, The Granary. 2014.
Presenter at the Woman in the Digital Economy and Culture, V&A, London, 2014.
Come To Your Senses, The Lake, London Bridge. 2013.
Interwoven, Platform, Habitat. 208 Kings Road. SW3, 2013.
Presenter, Stroud International Textiles Summit, SIT, 2013.
Growing Ideas, UAL Showroom. Holborn, London, 2013.
Digital Soiree, Innovation Centre, Holborn, London, 2011.
Digital Explorations in Design. V & A, London, 2012.
Textile Scrapbox. V&A Museum, London, 2010.