Anna explains the inspiration behind her textile installation for Madrid Design Week

(English translation at end)

Woven City will be created in the Palacio de Santa Barbara on 8 February as part of Rasgos Intangibles

Woven City es la instalación de Anna Champeney creada in-situ para Madrid Design Festival al Palacio de Santa Barbara, en Madrid, 9-18 de febrero 2023.

Se abre al p√ļblico, como parte de un expo del colectivo SACo, en colaboraci√≥n con Mazda, para Madrid Design Festival 2023.

La intenci√≥n de la instalaci√≥n es la creaci√≥n de un paisaje urbano en miniatura, convertiendo un “cityscape” dura, y sin parques o √°rboles, lejos del mundo natural, en algo reconfortante y suave.¬† As√≠, tambi√©n, es una met√°fora para las cualidades sanodras de la artesan√≠a y la naturaleza, y el tejido como met√°fora de la sociedad, y la vida en s√≠.

Los colores, inspirados en paletas de tintes naturales, recuerda los paisajes y estaciones de la Ribeira Sacra, Galicia, donde Anna vivia y trabajaba durante m√°s de 20 a√Īos.

La colecci√≥n de plaids de lana merina, Blok, Bump y Optic Stripe, de Anna Champeney est√°n a la venta durante la exposici√≥n, en la tienda PopUp en el Palacio de Santa Barbara, junto a otros productos de dise√Īo artesanal de calidad de miembros de SACo.

English translation:  Woven City is the installation by Anna Champeney, to be created in situ for Madrid Design Week at the Santa Barbara Palacio in Madrid later this week. 

It will open to the public as part of the group show, Rasgos Intangibles, a collaboration between SACo and Mazda, between 9-18 February 2023.

The intention behind the installation is to create a miniature cityscape, with soft merino wool replacing concrete and steel; the desire to bring a softness to urban landscapes that can feel unrelentingly harsh.  In turn, this becomes a metaphor for the healing qualities of craft and weave, of the unique satisfaction inherent in the act of creating with hands and mind working together.  

Brutalist architecture and the typical post-war high-rise estates which symbolised rapid urban expansion – as much in London as in Madrid – then became unpopular and dysfunctional.

Anna¬īs Woven City re-imagines the typical architecture of mid-century and 1960s urban arquitecture, with colours recalling the natural dyes and landscapes of Galicia, where she lived and worked until 2020.

Anna¬īs signature collection of throws, comprising 3 designs, Blok, Bump and Optic Stripe, which mirror the installation, are available for sale to customers in Spain, the rest of mainland Europe and the USA.¬†¬†

 

 

 

Anna Champeney en Madrid Design Festival 9-18 de Febrero 2023

 

Manta de 100% lana merina, dise√Īo Anna Champeney, Optic Stripe Aquamar. 140x170cm

 

TIENDA POP-UP, MADRID – COMPRAR PLAIDS ANNA CHAMPENEY

9-18 de febrero 2023

Lugar/Place:  Palacio Santa Barbara, c/ de Hortaleza, 87, 28004 Madrid

Evento:¬† Exposici√≥n y tienda PopUp SACo y Mazda “Rasgos Intangibles”

Horario/ Opening Times:  11-20h

Entrada/ Entry:  Gratuito / Free

Anna Champeney estará ahí en persona el Jueves 9th, Viernes 10th, y a la primera hora del Sábado 11 de febrero Рasi que vengas para saludarnos!  / Anna will be at the exhibition in person on Thursday 9th, Friday 10th and early on Saturday 11th so do come and say hello! 

Ven a comprar (a precios especiales) una selecci√≥n de mantas Anna Champeney en Madrid Design Week entre 9-18 de febrero 2023 / There¬īs nothing better (especially during the cost of living crisis) in these winter months than our soft, comforting – and stylish – 100% merino throws.¬†

Estamos exponiendo en la exposici√≥n Rasgos Intangibles de SACo y Mazda en el centro de Madrid, y tenemos una selecci√≥n de los plaids nuestros de 100% lana merina a la venta en la tienda Popup al lado de la exposici√≥n.¬† / Although we can¬īt supply UK customers online any more, you are very welcome to visit us at the SACo pop-up store set up by the Rasgos Intangibles exhibition sponsored by Mazda during the Madrid Design Festival this year.¬† ¬†We have some very special festival prices on a selection of our throws.¬†¬†

 

 

 

Curso postgrado (Artes Aplicadas) – Textile postgraduate course at the Escola Massana, Barcelona 2021/22 – Curso

(Traducción al castellano al final)

Here¬īs a sneak preview of final work by postgraduate textile students, Escola Massana, 2021/22 by –

Nicole Betancourt (Chile), Jimena Barrenechea (Peru), Steven Bola√Īos (Colombia) and Angela Luesma (Espa√Īa).

The postgraduate one-year course, is unique in Spain, in that it aims to bring students together from different disciplines, including Fine Art, Industrial Design or Craft, to focus on a hands-on, materials-based, intensive encounter with textiles, ceramics/glass or jewellery – leading to a maduration of, and new directions in their professional work.¬† As such, it seeks to focus on a cross-disciplinary approach, rather than to refine and develop work in the students¬ī existing area of expertise.

The 2021/22 course, led in the Massana¬īs weave studio by British textile weaver and designer Anna Champeney, gave students an intensive hands-on practical and theoretical and artistic introduction to shaft-loom woven textiles, enriched by a short module with Francesca Pinyol, in computer-assisted Jacquard weaving.

The course challenged students to use their creativity and curiosity to take their projects beyond the traditional confines of woven textiles, and draw on inspiration and influences from a range of influences and inspirations.

View the results at Artesanía de Catalunya, c/Banys Nous, Barcelona, in the final end-of-course show, which launches on 28 September 2022.  

Aqui subimos unos detalles de obras finales realizados por estudiantes del postgrado, (prof. Anna Champeney, BA, MA), en la Escola Massana, Barcelona, Catalunya por (en orden alfabético):

Jimena Barrenechea (Peru)

Nicole Betancourt (Chile)

Steven Bola√Īos (Colombia)

Angela Luesma (Espa√Īa).

El curso de Artes Aplicadas, de un a√Īo de duraci√≥n, es unico en Espa√Īa, y tiene, como objetivo, juntar estudiantes de diferentes disciplinas – Bellas Artes, Dise√Īo Industrial, Artesan√≠a, para experimentar un encuentro intensivo con el textil (telar de bajo lizo / telar digital).¬† Los estudiantes reciben una iniciaci√≥n intensiva, con charlas sobre el dise√Īo y arte textil (y otros modulos teoricos, y de signaturas orientadas a ayudarles en temas profesionales).¬† Pero el enfoque principal es el proyecto final, con el reto de crear obras que unen una visi√≥n artistica y individual con el conocimiento del lenguaje textil adquirido en el taller.¬† La idea es fomentar un proceso de maduraci√≥n y exploraci√≥n art√≠stica.

El curso de 2021/22, dirigido en el taller por especialista en tejido de bajo lizo, británica Anna Champeney, dió a los estudiantes, la oportunidad de recibir una iniciación práctica y teórica intensiva a la creación textil en telares de bajo lizo, suplementado por un modulo con telar digital con Francesca Pinyol.

Los proyectos que resultaron reflejaban temas tan diversas como el textil como paisaje, el textil tres dimensional, la √ļni√≥n del textil con la pintura, y el textil como vehiculo del activismo feminista, con lecturas en diversos niveles – tanto conceptual, como t√©cnico.

!Enhorabuena!

Se presentan los resultados del postgrado en Artes Aplicadas de la Escola Massana (textil o ceramica/vidrio o joyería) en una exposición en Artesanía de Catalunya, c/Banys Nous, Barcelona.  Se inaugura el 28 de septiembre, 2022.  

 

 

 

Maison & Objet 24-28 March, Paris (H7, Stand C72)

Ebon throw by Anna Champeney, on show at Maison & Objet 24-28 March 2022, Paris

 

Come and see us at the Signature section of Maison & Objet, H7, Stand C72 (SACO)

24-28 March, 2022

Anna will be at the stand personally on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March

Maison & Objet, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre

Opening hours:
Thursday to Sunday, 9.30am to 7pm..
Monday: 9.30am to 6pm.

 

 

Anna Champeney Textile PopUp Exhibition, Sant Gregori (Girona), 2 – 29 de marzo, 2022

Anna Champeney Textile Exhibition in Girona (Sant Gregori) 2022 March 2-29

Come and get to know our textiles in this “pop-up” exhibition 2-29 March 2022 in the Biblioteca Miquel Marti i Pol, Pl. de Rafel Mas√≥, 2, 17150 Sant Gregori, El Giron√©s.

Sant Gregori (Girona).¬† ¬†The exhibition will feature a selection of pieces from our core collections.¬† You¬īll have a rare opportunity to see handwoven samples and prototypes from the studio¬īs archives and meet Anna in person.

Anna will be at the exhibition on the 19 March to lead a guided visit, suitable for all publics, to give you unique insights into her design work and the craft design philosophy which underpins everything the studio does.   Book your place free.