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Chilewich Bloom Placemat
Laser-cut from molded vinyl, this weighty mat is inspired by the exuberant silhouette of a chrysanthemum flower, with the modern spin of metallic hues. The design of the Chilewich Bloom Placemat features openwork, creating a distinctive accent for your table. Use it as a charger or place various tabletop objects or a plant on it. The 15” diameter Chilewich Bloom Placemat is phthalate-free and easy to clean: use a soft sponge, warm water and mild soap to wipe clean. Rinse and air dry.
Year of Design
Taiwan, Republic of China
Chilewich by Sandy Chilewich
New York-based designer Sandy Chilewich is founder and creative director of Chilewich, a family-owned company she leads with her partner, architect Joe Sultan. In 2000, she introduced her woven-textile designs that are made in the U.S. using custom-designed bi-color yarns. Her placemats—which have a large, dedicated following—changed how tables are set in homes and in restaurants around the world. Her earliest designs included RayBowls, a collection of textile baskets that were launched in 1997 by MoMA Design Store. In 2019, the Chilewich Heddle Placemat was featured in MoMA’s Good Design Lab, adjacent to the exhibition The Value of Good Design.
“Back in 1997, I discovered that a woven textile made with extruded yarns that’s used for outdoor furniture upholstery had unlimited design opportunities. Using this durable, easy-to-clean material for my placemats and rugs was a no-brainer—and the weaving mill is in the U.S., which is important to me.”
“The textures and colors of our placemats become the first layer upon which everything else sits. They set the mood for the occasion, from a simple breakfast to a full-on holiday dinner. For me, setting the table—really setting the tone—is way more enjoyable than cooking. I love to create the ambiance for an occasion.”
“Today I am fortunate to have a team of designers who are enormously creative and are accomplished weavers. We launch two collections each year, building on our core basics with new weaves and colors.”