Quirky first textile line
Mariëtte Wolbert has years of experience in the design of textile and she has particularly focused on home textiles. One could rightly call her the queen of the kitchen sets. Her design has a recognizable signature and is now world famous. She herself describes her designs on the basis of Comfortable’, 'Lucid', 'Logical', 'Luxurious' and always with a 'Smile'. In her native language these would translate to “5 L’s” (‘Lekker’, ‘Licht’, ‘Logisch’, ‘Luxe’ and with a ‘Lach’).
The new textile line of tea and kitchen towels follow three design lines:
This design is inspired by an actual wind powered sawmill “Het Jonge Schaap” ("The Young Sheep”) in the Zaanse Schans, Zaandijk. The blades in the middle panel are playful and surprising because of the size difference and the positions of the blades.
Here “the Amsterdam School” style of Architecture is the inspiration, which resulted in a graphic, abstract kitchen set. In the edges of the kitchen towel ridges in relief are included. Structure and working with light and shadow is a common element in the work of Mariette, hence the word "lucid" in the 5 keywords that she describes her work with.
Mariëtte took this inspiration from a television advertisement by the Ministry of Health recommending the daily use of a clean dish cloth / towel. Mariette studied the bacteria that are common in a kitchen and has incorporated these into the design.
The kitchen sets have a tough yet warm look. They are manufactured in Europe and are made from 100% cotton.
Recently Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam bought ‘Bella Salmonella’ and ‘Baan-Brekend’ for their collection.