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    Woven Image is pleased to reveal the newest edition to their collection of acoustic Pendents, Rose, a new space-dividing solution in collaboration with artist Bruce Goold that helps to inspire and organise open-plan places.

    Bruce Goold is a highly respected and celebrated Australian artist whose work, it is not an overreaching statement to say, has asserted its own unmistakable influences on Australian contemporary art and design.

    In Woven Image’s 30 years it has enjoyed collaborations with many exceptional artists and designers, many of whom, like Goold, retain an ongoing working relationship. In 1990 came the first collaboration with Bruce Goold, resulting in the iconic upholstery fabric Woodcut Rose which has now been relaunched as a high-performance woven jacquard fabric and added to with two new designs Banana Grove and Rattan. Goold has also created a new wallcovering material, Seagrass, drawing on his outstanding printing deftness.

    Pendent Rose is made from 12mm Echopanel which is available in 20 colours. The panel mimics the positive and negative space seen in woodcutting techniques to define the outline of the Rose motif. While a beautiful decorative piece, the panel can be used as a functional acoustic barrier, privacy screen or space divider.

    Whether it’s a workplace, classroom, hotel lobby or restaurant the collection of ceiling-suspended, acoustic panels are excellent ready-to-install acoustic performance products. The Woven Image pendent collections create a room feature or can simply configure a space to grant privacy where needed while adding an immediate improvement to the sound quality of a space.

    Each pendent comes with a beautifully resolved Hanging Component Kit – a collaborative piece created by Sydney based designers bangdesign – which effortlessly clips into place, suspending the panel from an easily adjustable ceiling mount.

    The new wallcovering design, Seagrass, is a translation of a Bruce Goold basket weave design, inspired by a large woven basket that Goold owned. The design is screen-printed using water based pigments inks that have been custom coloured to coordinate with an upholstery collection Goold has created for Woven Image. The print area depicts the negative or shadow space in the design. The flecked flax composition of the base shows through the unprinted areas, creating depth and giving the effect of real woven rattan. Seagrass is available in four colours: Emerald, Watermelon, Soft Grey and Black.

    Seagrass is a pigment screen printed design, onto Woven Image’s cream coloured Terrain wallcovering.

     Seagrass has low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions below the rate limit for both the Green Building Council of Australia and GreenTag. This means it could contribute towards green building rating schemes.

    Renowned for bold graphic prints using linocuts and woodblock techniques, Bruce Goold’s instantly recognisable style has established him as one of the most influential and celebrated artists in Australia. Goold is famous for his use of woodcut and lino techniques, which draw on the skill of hand cutting designs, using the positive and negative spaces to create beds for ink application. Once printed the designs come to life, with depth and texture.

    The depiction of Australian flora and fauna in Goold’s eclectic style is what makes his designs so iconic. Bruce first discovered woodblock prints while visiting his father’s store:

    “My father had a furniture & decorating store with many swatches of fabrics & wallpaper books which I pored over when visiting & occasionally working there, so I like fabrics. When I first saw the woodblock prints Raoul Dufy did for Bianchini-Ferrier in the 1930’s I was very excited & keen to work in this way.”

    Bruce Goold 2017

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