Under the spotlight: screen-printing.
The most defining feature of our Sahara chest of drawers is the screen-printed patterns. One of the earliest methods of printing, dating back over two thousand years, it brings an ethnic, folkish feel to this otherwise mid-century shaped design.
Our artisans work with neighbouring workshops to create the intricately patterned screens. They’re cleaned at the start and end of every printing cycle.
We work with a natural, earthy palette in shades of white, brown and black. A line of paint is drizzled onto the edge of the screen and then pushed across in a single, confident stroke using a rubber squeegee. The paint is forced through the screen stencil and onto the mango wood drawer beneath.
Naresh, one of screen-printers tells us you must lift the screen without any delay and rest it vertically so the pattern doesn’t smudge. Four out of the six drawers are printed, each one a different design.
Take a closer look at the Sahara collection.