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A Summer at Sea: Materialised x Sibella Court

Designed by Sibella Court, the Seaworthy Collection from Materialised conjures seaworthy summer vibes with a series of intelligent designs that can be innovatively applied onto high performance furnishing textiles and wall coverings.

A Summer at Sea: Materialised x Sibella Court


December 1st, 2021

Renowned for their expertise in digital printing and high performance textiles, Materialised continues to impress with their ability to deliver solutions spanning upholstery, drapery, top of bed, walls, acoustics and art that are both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. The Seaworthy Collection continues this trend, enabling designers to tell a unique story with warm and inviting patterns, all innovatively applied onto textiles and coverings that meet Australian standards.

Inspired by the seasonal pilgrimage of French and American creatives of the 1920s, the Seaworthy Collection embodies patterns drawn from Sibella Court’s textile and object library that evoke the textures, charms and tales of sunny, leisurely expeditions to the Côte d’Azur. Featuring 13 exceptional designs, this new series features carefully selected colours, textures and patterns that imbue spaces with a sense of whimsy and wistful nostalgia.

With a history degree and 25 years of industry experience, Sibella Court brings with her a bag of hard-won magic tricks that she weaves into her role as an interior designer, product designer, author, globetrotter content creator, and now one of Materialised’s premier designers. Sibella has also hosted the popular ABC TV program Restoration Australia, showcasing her passion for Australian architectural history.

As reflected in the Seaworthy Collection’s evocative inspirations, Sibella’s style is informed by her love of history, storytelling and working with old trades. Whether it be imaginings of afternoons with Picasso at Antibes or joy rides along sun-soaked country roads, the colours, textures and patterns featured in this new collection encapsulate the stories, characters and sensory delights of yesteryear, all reimagined for modern interiors.

Vintage espadrille fabric, woven rattan baskets, well-loved bistro seats, and petite repeat patterns of anchors and boats reminiscent of scarves for taming windswept hair are used as references to create a versatile series of designs that puts a summer twist on Sibella’s signature aesthetic.

Not only is the Seaworthy Collection characterised by its timeless look and feel, but it is also available on textiles and coverings that are made to last. Owned and run by the founding Price family, Materialised offers furnishing textiles and wall coverings across multiple industries, particularly projects requiring high performance. Flame retardancy, high abrasion resistance and acoustic absorption are among some of the key features offered by Materialised’s product range.

Materialised are known for bringing together leading artists and designers with innovative products from around the world. They were the first company to introduce Crypton waterproof fabric to the Australian and New Zealand markets. They have also heavily invested state-of-the-art high-speed digital printing facilities that are arguably the most advanced in the region.

The Seaworthy Collection is another chapter in Materialised’s mission to make interesting, unique and sustainable furnishing textiles and wall coverings accessible to Australia and New Zealand-based designers. With its distinctive stylistic approach, this new range can add a good dose of summer to any interior.

The Seaworthy Collection is available now through Materialised.


Imagery: Styled by Sibella Court. Photography William Meppem

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