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Chilewich Round Rhythm Placemat
Inspired by the boundary-breaking textiles of the Bauhaus, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Black Mountain College, this Round Rhythm Placemat by designer Sandy Chilewich employs stripes and subtle shifts in tone to create a vibrant plaid. Made in the USA with woven TerraStrand® and Microban® that’s free of phthalates, the Chilewich Round Rhythm Placemat measures 15"diam.
Woven Vinyl: 70% Vinyl, 30% Polyester
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.”
“For my Rhythm Placemats, I was inspired by the mood and ethos of the Bauhaus and their textiles. They created handlooms for production, which is also how we approach design and development at Chilewich. Rhythm started as a handloom in our studio after a design team trip to the 2019–21 MoMA exhibition Taking a Thread for a Walk.”
“A table surface is the foundation for every meal—it is a canvas.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.”