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By Ashleigh VanHouten
Photography by Jonathan Beckman (headshot) and
courtesy of Fil Doux Textiles (products)

MINDFUL MAKER
Thoughtful textiles from a design nomad

A shared respect for the environment
brought Irish-born designer Clodagh and
eco-friendly textile manufacturer Fil Doux
together: The result is Nomad, an earthy and
warm collection for hospitality. "When I first
met the Fil Doux team I felt as though I had
expanded my family," says Clodagh, who has
been a fixture in New York's design scene
since the 1980s, with a portfolio spanning
dozens of countries, commercial and
residential projects, and product categories.
"We talked the same language-including
a dedication to nature and life-enhancing
green design."
Nomad is a complete series of woven and
digital prints-encompassing base fabrics,
pillows, and throws-that steers away
from brash hues says Clodagh, who uses
the term "not-quite colors" to describe the
collection's 15 neutral and versatile options.

Nomad's textural cotton-blend designs are
woven from the company's FabuTouch
yarn that is durable while yielding a soft
feel similar to residential products, in line
with an increasingly blurred boundary
between hospitality and home offerings, the
designer notes. "We are all in the hospitality
business-in our homes, hotels, hospitals, on
our boats, and in our airports. Hospitality to
me means low-maintenance fabrics that are
luxurious and perform well."
An avid traveler, Clodagh says the
collection's patterns draw from such locales
as West Africa, Japan, and Ireland. First and
foremost a "citizen of the world," she explains
that "by weaving and printing with an eye
on tradition, in a sense we are uniting
nations in our textiles."
Clodagh's commitment to
honoring artisans around the globe
goes beyond just her designs. She
cofounded the Thorn Tree Project,
which provides education for
children of the nomadic Samburu
tribe in Kenya from kindergarten
through to college, offering mentoring
and support toward sustainable
employment. It is but one of a number
of organizations Clodagh supports to
foster education in areas of the developing
world where the "nomad at heart" has found
so much inspiration. hd

1. The textured Kerry
throw, offered in various
neutral hues.

2. Lamu, a squarepattern motif, is
available in Oyster and
Pewter colorways.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - January 2017

Hospitality Design - January 2017
Contents
From the Editor
Behind the Design
People
Perspectives
Business Sense Development Update
5 Questions for Micah Solomon
Products
Profile Clodagh
Seating
Carpet
Surfaces
Textiles
Buyer's guide
Company Listings
Product Categories
Ad Index
Back Space
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Behind the Design
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - 5 Questions for Micah Solomon
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Profile Clodagh
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Seating
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Carpet
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Surfaces
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Hospitality Design - January 2017 - Textiles
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