- Designer Profiles
Led by Ann Sutherland, the designers of Perennials Studio are the minds and hands that have shaped Perennials into the premier high-performance fabric resource. With an intimate knowledge of Perennials' 100% solution-dyed acrylic yarns, an extensive collective knowledge of weaving, structure and design that spans more years than they care to admit, the design team creates hundreds of new concepts each year. This expertise also allows the team to quickly respond to requests for custom and unique creations for clients. Whether the textiles come from hand looms in the studio, or from working with world-renown designers to bring their visions to life, Perennials' designers push the limits to create fresh textures, patterns and colors that keep Perennials at the forefront of the design community.
Perennials Signature Designers
Most of our fabric designs are done in our in-house studio, which is an integral part of why Perennials stands out as one of the leading textile companies in the industry. We also have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and well-respected designers in the world, where we collaborate on specific collections.
The unmistakable look, structure and flow of a space designed by Clodagh pleases all the senses with a careful mix of the exotic and the familiar.
Irish-born Clodagh believes good design should support well-being. She builds this belief into truly inspirational environments by using sustainable materials and incorporating elements of Feng Shui, Chromotherapy and Biophilia into her work.
Galbraith and Paul
Galbraith and Paul
Liz Galbraith and Ephraim Paul, husband and wife, created their company in 1988, specializing in interior residential and commercial textiles. Liz, using traditional hand-block printing techniques, has developed an individual style that has received broad acceptance from the interior design community.
Using her original block-print prototypes, Perennials has worked closely with Liz and Ephraim to maintain the elemental crafted look and bring the art to the outdoor fabric market. Bold graphics and thoughts of nature are interpreted with a painterly style and they bring to Perennials fresh, new patterns and color combinations. Designed to blend and mix with contemporary and traditional styles, the collection suggests a young, fresh, and enthusiastic way of seeing the world.
Instrumental in Perennials design aesthetic from its inception, John Hutton combined contemporary flair with a classical foundation to produce truly original concepts.
His unique perspective was grounded in a commitment to creating for the individual rather than for the market, a philosophy reflected in the unsurpassed quality, elegant simplicity and ultimate comfort so consistent in his work.
The New York Times called Hutton a national treasure, but he was equally appreciated on the international scene because of his contributions to the European furniture market. More than 200 of his pieces won awards and are now represented in prestigious museums around the world. Other work by John Hutton includes designs for furniture, hand-blown glass, lighting and interiors.
Whether it is a shift in proportion or a unique use of wood finish or color palette, Rose Tarlow's vision for beautiful décor is unparalleled. As an internationally-renowned furniture and fabric artisan, interior designer, antiquarian and author, Rose’s creations have enchanted the design community for over thirty years. Her life and work have been covered by the New Yorker, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Town and Country, House Beautiful, Elle Décor, and Veranda. A member of the Interior Design Hall of Fame since 1995, Rose is continuously profiled as one of Architectural Digest's AD100 honoring the world’s most influential architects and designers. She has taught several master classes in design at UCLA and her book The Private House (2002) is in its third printing.
Porter Teleo began as a line of hand printed, hand painted wallcovering and fabric developed by artist Kelly Porter and interior designer Bridgett Cochran. The patterns are created by employing a variety of fine art processes, such as woodblocking, painting, and chine colle. The product enlivens the best of fine art and high design, presenting a bold, distinctive color palette with refined aesthetic. The unique styling is drawing from ancient Japanese screens, antique architectural ornamentation, and the hand of artist Kelly Porter. Perennials worked with Porter Teleo to translate their original works of art into Perennials high-performance fabrics.