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Canvas pillow cover ($42), pillowcases ($72 for two), hand-stitched twin quilt ($322), cable-knit blanket ($708) and faux-fur pillow ($258) from Erica Tanov's collaboration with Creative Growth
Tablecloth ($120 to $170) and napkins ($74 for set of four) from Erica Tanov's collaboration with Creative Growth
Place mats ($96 for set of four) and napkins ($74 for four) from Erica Tanov's collaboration with Creative Growth
Pillowcases ($72 for two), hand-stitched queen quilt ($453) and embroidered sheet set ($437 for sheets and two standard cases) from Erica Tanov's collaboration with Creative Growth
We’ve long known that wearing Erica Tanov’s ethereal clothing makes us feel good, but her most recent collection takes that warm, fuzzy feeling to a new level.
That’s because the Berkeley-based designer collaborated with artists at Creative Growth, the nonprofit art center for the disabled in Oakland.
The organization’s positive impact was recently documented on NBC’s Nightly News, and over the years Creative Growth has teamed up with major designers (think Marc Jacobs) looking to make a difference. Now Tanov joins their ranks--with gorgeous results.
To create the original bedding and table linens ($42 to $453), Tanov mined the Creative Growth archives and gallery, basing her patterns on members’ works. A drawing by Merritt Wallace of a cheeky girl in a tiara inspired the hand-stitched border on one of Tanov’s quilts. The bold origami sculptures by another artist, Charles Esseltine, informed one of the napkin set's geometric print.
Some of the graphic motifs in Tanov’s spring/summer clothing line are also based on Creative Growth works. The art will be on display alongside the fashion and housewares at her Berkeley store from April 26 until June. Stop by to admire (and buy) what is truly inspiring design.
1827 4th St., Berkeley; 510-849-3331 or ericatanov.com
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