Skatedecks, stools, folding screens – British artist Jo Elbourne creates one-of-a-kind pieces using her own technique of weaving cotton cord. Originally a menswear designer, she turned to tapestry weaving that later led her to the geometric pieces that have earned her wide acclaim. She won the Elle Decoration British Design Award in 2017 and has collaborated on Carl Hansen and Son’s stand at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Based in her seaside studio in Margate, England, she experimented with traditional seat weaving to create a modernized method that wraps cord in a continuous direction to create geometric shapes. Dying her own braided cotton to craft these heirlooms, her work is more aesthetic than functional yet blends the line between beauty and utility. Mixing tonalities and overlapping layers, we think that her pieces will inspire a new trend in home decor.