Brooklyn-based designer Ellen Van Dusen employs her signature touch with vibrant colors for this 100% cotton apron. Inspired by Dusen’s favorite stripe painters—Bridget Riley, Gene Davis and Daniel Buren—the Dusen Dusen Striped Apron is distinguished by contrast color vertical and horizontal stripes (horizontal for the pockets), accented by a striped waist tie. The vivid colors of this apron will bring an upbeat vibe to your kitchen activities and dinner parties. You can also wear it while doing housework. The body of the Dusen Dusen Striped Apron measures 36l x 26.5”w. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, do not bleach.
DesignerEllen Van Dusen
SizeBody: 36l x 26.5"w
“I have studied the visual system of color from all angles, specifically why we see color and why we are drawn to it. Color holds various meanings for different people and cultures, but with the same underlying principles of how we process contrast.”
“I think color relationships are more important than any color on its own. I see it sort of like different keys in music—as long as you keep the relationship between notes the same, you have the same song.”
“I have always been drawn to color in a visceral way. I've gotten particularly into stripes in my own work as it is one of the purest forms of putting color together—it allows color to do all the work.”
Designer Ellen Van Dusen launched her brand Dusen Dusen in 2010 with a line of womenswear featuring original prints on versatile silhouettes. In 2015, she expanded her brand with the introduction of Dusen Dusen Home, which now includes towels, a bathrobe, a tissue box and a trash bin. The designs are characterized by vibrant colors and stripes, inspired by fine art and Van Dusen’s research into how our brains react to color.
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