Sandy Chilewich is the founder and creative director of Chilewich / Sultan LLC in the United States. Chilewich has reinterpreted underutilized and overlooked manufacturing practices, producing designs marked by ingenuity and elegance for the last three decades with two distinct businesses. In 1978, Chilewich co-founded the hosiery company HUE with Kathy Moska; by 1997 the company was credited with revolutionizing the leg wear market with its innovations in design, packaging and merchandising. In years after the sale of the still-thriving HUE, Chilewich continued to explore her fascination with materials and textiles. In 1997, she introduced the highly successful Ray Bowl, which was acclaimed with utility patents and numerous awards. In a quest for other fabrics to incorporate into the Ray Bowl, she stumbled upon woven vinyl and fell in love with what she believed was a completely underutilized textile. Hence the launch, in 2000, of Chilewich's current distinctive product line of vinyl textiles. Chilewich went on to design and manufacture a number of successful applications for her growing collection of textiles. Her tablemats and floor mats can be seen in homes and better restaurants around the world. Chilewich bags, totes and cosmetic bags are modern and functional, perfect for travel and everyday use. In 2001 Chilewich, together with her architect husband, Joe Sultan, launched their first product for contract use. The two have changed the firm's corporate name to Chilewich / Sultan LLC to reflect their emergent business partnership. The award-winning Chilewich / Sultan LLC products are sold around the world.A sheer and elegant stripe is created by pausing the weft yarns while weaving in a highly planned sequence. The result is our most formal design to date, couture for the tabletop, the appropriately named Tuxedo Stripe. Though durable, more delicate maintenance may be required due to the nature of the open weave. Made in USA.
|Tuxedo Stripe Placemat||14" W x 19" D||Unavailable|
Questions & Answers
Chilewich Tuxedo Stripe Placemat
R from OR– Verified Buyer
Nice enough but not worth more than $5mat. Not used yet so I don't know about how well they will tolerate cleaning.
Alan from Wilmette, IL– Verified Buyer
Dresses up the table, and is much more practical than cloth placemats as it is easily washable. Appears well made and no problems after a month.
Jeff Tjon Hing from North York, ON– Verified Buyer– Top 1000 Reviewer
The look and feel of the materials used in this placeat are high quality. The only thing you should be aware of is with th weave. The two perpendicular bars are created by a purposely loose weave. As a result, there are small gaps between the fibres.