ABOUT TAIANA GIEFER
Great art, made with passion
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As a felter, Taiana mission is to create timeless, versatile pieces of art by bringing ancient felting techniques to the modern textiles world. Each piece is unique and 100% handmade by her. She began experimenting with handmade fabrics in 2007 while visiting family in Germany. What started as simple artistic curiosity quickly grew into a passionate and inspired desire to create with and share the ancient felting process. Collaborating with Calvin Klein’s head designer Francisco Costa, she created a number of custom felted fabrics for CK’s 2009 fall RTW runway show. Since then has has worked on her own collections of scarves and blankets, selling to stores world wide. She has also collaborated with a number of other designers, including Helmut Lang, Maiyet and Rick Owen, creating fabrics to be used in their collections. After almost a decade of making textiles for the fashion industry, she longed to bring her craft into the eyes of the art world and home interiors realm.
5 years in the making, The Seed Study’s “Conception” collection of wall hangings features hand + needle felted wool tapestries both small and large. The inspiration for these pieces comes from our incredible Mother Earth, its old growth and the new, the merging of diverse flora as unconventional botanical friendships develop. Taiana loves observing the unpredictability of growth throughout the plant kingdom, seeing maters mix, intentionally and coincidentally. Taiana intentions for these pieces are to bring warmth, playfulness, familiarity and tactility into one’s space. Bringing happenstance from the outside in!
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Her favorite shoe
Rio (White Wash / Cork)
A tubular multi strap platform wedge sandal with with a rope jute wedge and adjustable side buckle. Great for style and all day comfort!