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.

 

Chest of drawers, mid-century style screen-printed story

Our artisans work with neighbouring workshops to create the intricately patterned screens. They’re cleaned at the start and end of every printing cycle.

 

Chest of drawers, mid-century style screen-printed story

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.

 

Chest of drawers, mid-century style screen-printed story

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.

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