Kaniez Abdi at Designersblock 2009

August 13, 2009

Kaniez is exhibiting as part of the group ‘0.6 collective’.

The made to order fabric collection designed by Kaniez Abdi brings together the fusion of hand crafted textile techniques such as machine & hand embroidery, heat bonding, trapping, cutting, painting, layering and pleating making each fabric distinctive for the interior market. Kaniez will be showing her new fabrics collection at the show.

Kaniez has been a freelance textile consultant for the past ten years, working in various disciplines such as trend/forecasting, fashion, film and interiors. Her vast experience in these industries has allowed her to build a high profile client base, such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karen, Kenneth Cole to name a few. Kaniez in the past has produced a variety of interior products including lampshades, wall lighting, textile art, digital prints and soft furnishings. At present Kaniez is collaborating with a company called Kontextur who make cutting edge curtain rings. She is currently working on their first collection of shower curtain designs which will be launched at ICFF in New York in May 2009 and are now going into production.

‘Spiral’ which is made from nylon fiber and machine embroidered into a spiral formation giving a lace like quality.

Tarnished fabric
‘Tarnished fabric’ is made from distressed sequins and machine embroidered.

A lot of interest has been generated over her products and they have been featured in publications including Mix colour and trends issue 16 2009, Mix Futures issue 15 2009, ‘Homes and property’ newspaper November 2008, ‘FX Magazine’ July 2008, ‘The Daily Record’ newspaper June 2008, ‘The Sunday Times, Style Magazine’ June 2008, ‘Manchester-Living’ magazine May 2008, ‘Western Mail’ Newspaper, May 2008, ‘Stil und Markt’ February 2008, ‘IDFX’ January 2008, ‘IDFX’ October 2007, ‘IDFX ‘July 1998, ‘The Times’ February 1997.

Kaniez Abdi

Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.

24 – 27 Sep 2009

Opening times:
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00

Register on the Designersblock website.