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ART + DECORATION 82 T he 85-year-old rug company Edward Fields is known for pushing the design envelope — after all, its eponymous founder collaborated with some of the most advanced creators of the time, such as Raymond Loewy, Mies Van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson. Fields' latest edition, On-the-Fringe, builds on past designs using today's technologies. The collection includes a dozen geometric abstractions in silk, wool, and Lurex. Five designs incorporate significant three-dimensional fringe elements and can be hung as art or used underfoot. Each originated from or was inspired by the Edward Fields archives. In particular, the muse for Twilight Haze was a pencil drawing from the archives and retains the feel of a sketch, with long looping yarns that dangle from one end. Edward Fields at Tai Ping Carpets, The Dallas Design Center, 1025 N. Stemmons Freeway, Suite 310, 214.741.4215,; Rebecca Sherman FRINGE Element P hilippe David trained in France as a fine artist, but the idea of painting alone in a studio as a career made him think twice. "So, I asked myself what area of creation could I do where there were people around I could talk to — like suppliers and work partners — GLOBAL CANVASES T he online auction site Everything But The House (EBTH) continues its expansion with a new showroom and processing center in the Dallas Design District. The converted 13,600-square-foot building houses a preview space for unique local items to be auctioned, including art, antiques, jewelry, watches, designer fashion, decor, and sports memorabilia. The new space also includes a vast area for production, photography, storage, and shipping. The preview area is open to the public during the week, but you'll need an appointment with one of EBTH's client- relations specialists to consign items. EBTH looks for consigned pieces that are in good condition and can achieve a minimum value of $150, with seller commissions for consignments ranging from 50 to 80 percent, depending on the final sales price of each item. EBTH also offers turnkey estate-sale services, with collecting workshops and a speaker series planned for 2019. EBTH, 166 Howell St., Rebecca Sherman THIS JUST IN: and it was textiles, of course!" he says in his thick French accent. Obviously, it was the right move: David went on to design fabrics for fashion houses Lanvin, Givenchy, Thierry Mugler, and Yves Saint Laurent. Ultimately deciding that fashion wasn't his bag, he moved into home textiles, creating drawings for venerable companies such as Clarence House, Brunschwig et Fils, and Schumacher. In 2008, he launched his own Paris-based firm, Philippe David Textile Design, and has produced his own collections along with custom designs for Jacques Granges and Vicente Wolfe. George Cameron Nash discovered David's fabrics through a mutual friend who worked with Geoffrey Beene, and he immediately picked up the line. GCN is the only showroom in the United States to carry it. "It's a couture level of the artful-textile world," Nash says. "It's brilliant, fresh, and colorful." David's inspirations range from contemporary art to elements found in nature, and each fabric design starts with a painting, drawing, or a collage, which he often creates during his travels., then artisans from Europe interpret his artwork onto French silk, cotton, and linen. Designs are printed in Austria, and wispy, sketch-like embroideries are stitched by hand in India. His jacquards are hand-made in Italy. David frequently travels to the workshops that produce his collections, and talks to them on the phone almost daily. Says David, "This is so much better than sitting around in an atelier waiting for my paintings to dry, don't you think?" Philippe David Textile Design at George Cameron Nash, Dallas Design Center, 1025 N Stemmons Freeway, Suite 150, Rebecca Sherman Philippe David's Bal d'Eté embroidered fabric Round the Border I and Twilight Haze (right) from Edward Fields' On-the-Fringe collection

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