Chanee's textile art collection draws on her regard for landforms and faults with materials and techniques collected after a decade of textile design and production. Starting with European hemp offcuts, Chanee plays with tonality, often overdyeing each piece to bring mood and character to the fabric. Her attentiveness to the interactions among forms reinforces the arrangement’s imperfect lines. The composition is realized by stitching and sculpting the hemp together to create movement and texture with layers and raw exposed seams. Once cohesive, the edges coalesce into a singular form before pasting it onto the wood panel.
Colorblock Pillow Collection
Lulu & Georgia
Chanee designed a colorblock style European hemp pillow for Lulu & Georogia's Spring 2019 collection. Available in three earthy, muted hues: warm fog, surf and soft sienna.
Designed and painted by Chanee and constructed by Phyllis, Chanee's mother, in her Kansas City, MO studio.
Hand painted in watercolor hues inspired by the Pacific Ocean, this hemp pillow collection is a work of textile art. Artisan Chanee Vijay devotes meticulous attention to each length of fabric, working with the hemp's rich natural texture as she brushes on the water-based tints and metallic accents. Organic variations in the shading and borders, including fillets of visible raw hemp, speak to the artist's hand and the character of the weave.
Sold exclusively at RH.
DYED PILLOW COLLECTION
This collection allowed Chanee to design in the moment, hand to fabric - rather than follow her former strict screen printing script. The movements are jagged and unpredictable. Embracing the flaws and allowing the dyes to bleed beyond set borders. Muted hues found in the early light, and in the waves of the Pacific on a cloudy day. Designed and produced by Chanee in her Manhattan Beach, California studio.
The Plains Collection
In 2014, Chanee partnered with her mother to create the Plains collection. It is at its essence, plain - made from modest yet beautiful organic French hemp. Inspired by her mother's humble Midwest origins, Chanee designed a functional, durable and refined collection of aprons, napkins and hand towels for the relaxed modern lifestyle.
The first Collections
Hand Pulled ScreenPrints
This screen printed pillow collection was influenced by Chanee's travels across southern India where she was married in 2007. The 2013 Collection reflects her love for the geometric and historic patterns in her former city of Philadelphia.
NEW WORK & STUDIO SCENES
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