MoMA Exclusive: Made from Sandy Chilewich's signature woven vinyl, the Multi-Color Stripe Placemat was created through a unique design process. It began as brushstrokes: broad painted lines that were later photographed, printed onto paper, sliced into ribbon-like strips, and arrayed to form a vibrant tricolor of soft-edged stripes. This was then interpreted on the woven vinyl placemat. The design was created by Sandy Chilewich exclusively for our MoMA Design Store customers. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the Chilewich Multi-Color Stripe Placemat is made in the USA from TerraStrand® and Microban® (free of phthalates) and measures 14l x 19"w. To clean, wipe with a soapy sponge and air dry. Do not iron or machine wash.
14l x 19"w
Year of Design
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.”
“My team and I use prints to push boundaries, and the Multi-Color Stripe Placemat combines the elegance and eccentricity of painterly lines with joyful color. Stripes are everywhere in our daily lives, but we wanted a stripe that was free from constraints.”
“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.”