This beautiful corkboard coaster set are based on the fabric works of the late Louise Bourgeois and are a stunning match to the placemat set. Fabric played an important role in Bourgeois's life. She grew up surrounded by the textiles of her parents tapestry restoration workshop, and from the age of twelve helped the business by drawing in the sections of the missing parts that were to be repaired.
A life-long hoarder of clothes and household items such as tablecloths, napkins and bed linen, from the mid-nineties Bourgeois cut up and re-stitched these, transforming her lived materials into art. Through sewing she attempted to effect psychological repair: "I always had the fear of being separated and abandoned. The sewing is my attempt to keep things together and make things whole."
-Gift pack of 4 individual fabric designs
-Heat resistant to 110C (225F)
- Size : 10cm x 10cm x 0.5cm, 5mm corkboard
About the artist
Louise Bourgeois, ’’ You have to differentiate between memories. Are you going to them or are they coming to you? If you are going to them, you are wasting time. Nostalgia is not productive. If they come to you, they are the seeds for sculptures.’’
Louise Bourgeois is one of America's female artists. Her most famous installation, "Maman" is a giant metal sculpture of a spider. It is a symbol of Louise's mother, who worked as a weaver and was as intelligent, patient and protective as a spider.
Louise inspiration from her personal life experiences makes her feminist works more authentic and moving.
About the brand
Founded in Melbourne, Australia in 2003, Third Drawer Down has collaborated with some of the most influential artists of our time, translating their works into gift and homeware collections with an uncompromising dedication to artistic integrity, functionality, and accessibility.
Currently, women artists represent 65% of the Third Drawer Down Artist Collections, and it continues to inspire its customers to challenge gender, racial, and social barriers.