I am Jonathan Adler and I am here to tell you a little bit about my Acid Palm Pillow Collection. So, these pillows are made using a combination of needlepoint and bargello. Needlepoint, which is this, is done using?it's all done by hand and is done using a single-stitch embroidery technique. And bargello, which is this, is done using a similar technique but with long floats between the yarn. Now both of these are very traditional sort of like needlecraft techniques and I associate bargello with this sort of flame-stitch pattern that's like a very traditional bargello pattern. Um, and when I think about this I think of Palm Beach, uh, which kind of has that groovy, preppy flame-stitchy thing. So, this pillow, which I would say is the basic establishing pillow for my Acid Palm Collection, it's like a Palm Beach bargello pillow done in really, really vibrant colors. But then I thought what would a Palm Beach pillow look like on acid? What would it look like if you took that really traditional motif and just sort of turned it on it's head?twisted it, re-imagined it. And that is how I came up with the Acid Palm Collection. So, for instance, this, we took the, uh, flame-stitch that we'd normally done in bargello, did it in needlepoint. And then sort of encroached on it with these two other patterns. So taking this idea of tradition, twisting it on its head and making something that seems sort of familiar kind of weird and in this case using real neutrals, um, mixed in with these vibrant colors. And then so you can have like your little solid, basic foundation pillow that looks like something that seems kind of familiar, then taking familiar and turning it on its head, and then I think it's really nifty to throw in this little guy, that's like, "WOOP!" And that is my Acid Palm Pillow Collection. Thank you!
Jonathan Adler Video