Creating silk and cashmere jacquard scarves with images from contemporary artists, CeMe Design asks "is it fashion or art?" Maybe both!
For our first project, we're honored to work with Mary Curtis Ratcliff of Berkeley, California (www.marycurtisratcliff.com). We're using her beautiful mixed media triptych entitled "Below the Falls" from 2009. Marco Pizzato, Director of Design for CeMe Design, LLC, has transformed the images into jacquard scarves made of cashmere and silk with our weaving partner, D'arte, in Biella, Italy. We were very fortunate that D'arte produced the prototypes for these scarves without asking us for immediate payment so we could proceed with the project!
These beautiful scarves, which may also be produced in shades of blue, red, and yellow in the future, can be hung on your wall as a piece of art, like a tapestry, or draped around your neck as a fashion statement.
We are proud to introduce a "Kickstarter" campaign in orderto create an inventory or stock of these "Below The Falls" scarves, with a minimum order of 10 scarves per design, or 30 for the entire triptych, to be manufactured in Italy and shipped to us in New York City. (Those minimums are set by the mill in Italy, by the way.) Once we have the inventory, we'll start to market and sell them. To create this inventory, we need $8,500.00, which will pay for production, shipping, import duties, and design fees.
Why not do your holiday shopping early? We have great gift ideas in our Rewards section and on our Kickstarter Page, most of them available for holiday delivery!! Take a look to the thumbs here below to discover what rewards you can get!
"Poplar Grove" by Mary Curtis Ratcliff, signed by the artist. 22" x 30" unframed.
"Spanish Cafe" by Mary Curtis Ratcliff, signed by the artist. 22" x 30" unframed.
"Palais Royal" by Mary Curtis Ratcliff, signed by the artist, 22" x 30," unframed.
A personal visit for you and a friend with Mary Curtis Ratcliff in her Berkeley, California studio. Meet the artist and get to know her work in detail. By appointment only.
A "Below The Falls" screensaver for your computer! Made from the triptych "Below The Falls," this screen saver has each panel float by your computer screen when you're away. Sent via email. For Apple computers only.
An invitation for two to the gallery openings of both a group exhibit and a solo exhibit of Mary Curtis Ratcliff's work in Berkeley (Dec. 2012) and Oakland, CA (April 2013). Use for yourself or give to a friend. Sent via email.