Tapestry, 2019



Informed by the transcendental properties of music, Tapestry is part of an ongoing investigation into the relationship between sound and objects.

A collaboration between Ette and cellist Kyla Chalmers the pattern derives from an original piece of Chalmers’s, transcripted and woven with a digital jacquard loom. 

Looking into the interceptions and synchronicities of patterns in visual and musical harmonies, sound is considered in its silence, its emotional evocations. What subconscious feelings linger, revealed by noise, music, empty space. 

Ette is the design practice of Kate Richard. 

Detached from mass production, Ette tethers its practice to place, materiality, and the personal.  Where, when and who materials belong to compose the narratives of each piece.  

The domestic space, comprising the physical and emotional shelters we build, is where this work’s considerations are centred. Interested in how these spaces relate to material culture–the creation, distribution, collection of objects and examining the realm of the interior through experimentations in form and corporeality. In the liminal space between art and design, it is a contemplation of everyday life.

Working in a range of design applications including full-service interior design, custom furniture and hardware, and creative direction.