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Charlotte Flory


Charlotte Flory’s mantra is “More Pattern = More Better”. As an artist and a textile designer, she is thoroughly obsessed with pattern and color in all aspects of her life. Since she was a small girl, she sewed her dolls clothes, then her own, and then started to print her own fabric to sew. But early on, she saw a great divide between art and craft, between fine art and commercial design. This was established in her mind probably from her art teachers at Parsons School of Design critiquing that her art was “too decorative”. In her mid twenties, Jack Lenor Larsen attended an opening of one of her (decorative) art shows in New Canaan, Connecticut, and proclaimed “You should be a textile designer!”. Charlotte was distraught. She wanted to be an Artist, not a Designer! Fast forward twenty years, and her career has been nothing less than as a prolific textile designer: Her scarves have sold at Bergdorf Goodman, she designed table linens for Neiman Marcus, Pillows for ABC Carpet and home in NYC, fabric journals for Anthropologie, and even a project for Louise Bourgeois (Les Etoiles), which now hangs in MoMA. Currently she designs all of the Women’s and Girl’s prints at Columbia Sportswear, having commercialized over 1500 prints during her time there. The confidence to admit to a very blurred line between art and design has finally solidified in Charlotte, and she exuberantly embraces the overt relationship of pattern in her art, and art in her textile designs. One day she hopes to build an entire world covered in her joyful designs, and invites you to join along!

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