This beautiful corkboard coaster set are based on the fabric works of the late Louise Bourgeois and are a stunning match to the placemat set. Fabric played an important role in Bourgeois's life. She grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parents tapestry restoration workshop, and from the age of twelve helped the business by drawing in the sections of the missing parts that were to be repaired.
A life-long hoarder of clothes and household items such as tablecloths, napkins and bed linen, from the mid-nineties Bourgeois cut up and re-stitched these, transforming her lived materials into art. Through sewing she attempted to effect psychological repair: "I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."
About the Artist
Louise Bourgeois was a French-born American artist who used her art to work through her experiences and seek calm and strength. She once said, " “To give meaning and shape to frustration and suffering. The existence of pain cannot be denied. I propose no remedies or excuses.” Her interior life was often the basis of her work. The feelings she tapped into were universal yet complex and affecting. Third Drawer Down first collaborated with her in 2008 for a retrospective at the Tate Museum. We have continued an on-going relationship with her trust, The Easton Foundation to produce a series of objects inspired by her work available here.
Materials and care instructions
-Gift pack of 4 individual fabric designs
-Heat resistant to 110C (225F)
-10cm x 10cm x 0.5cm, 5mm corkboard