If you’ve been following the Vidafine Blog, you know we’ve shared with you pillow designs involving tech and food, but what about history? A few weeks back, Vidafine had the chance to exclusively speak with Photographer/Artist/Designer, Alex Jowett of Atelier 688 about his mission to support Canadian designers in his Toronto store/gallery. His loft is full of sophisticated and exquisite one of a kind pieces for the home, all created from reclaimed materials that he and his Canadian team have dug up. All of the products from Atelier 688 are vintage inspired. He also displays artwork and his photography up on the walls. What caught my eye though, were the framed silk aviation maps that lined his back wall.
These maps were in fact items that his uncle had left for him tracing back to World War II. His uncle, a Royal Australian Air Force pilot used these silk maps to navigate his way without fear that they would get wrinkled or fade. So, Jowett decided to use these silk maps to create what you see above, Silk Map Cushions. I love the history behind this piece, I’m sure all history buffs would agree. These pillows are one of a kind creations that are limited in quantity. Each pillow is priced at $150-$350 CAD, depending on size. You can check out the rest of Atelier 688′s products in our Vidafine Guide (Toronto Beta).