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Eighties flashback: Ken Done and Sheridan collaborate again

July 27, 2017

One of the first Australian creatives to bridge the gap between art and design, it’s hard to imagine the 1980’s without Ken Done. With his trademark bold and colourful signature style, his work formed a visual backdrop for the era and it’s being celebrated once again with a collaboration with bedding giant Sheridan. Ken has a history with the brand having first collaborated with it some thirty years ago, back in 1987.

 

Ken Done in his studio with his new Sheridan range

 

The range features Ken’s signature painterly brush strokes in a limited-edition series of quilt covers, cushions and a beach towel. “Wherever you are in the world, there’s always something about the Australian light. There’s something about the sharpness of it, something about the clarity of it, something about the colours of Australia,” says Ken of the inspiration behind both his painting and the range.

 

 'Saturday Sailing' quilt cover

 

Perfect for the warmer months, some of our favourite designs include the ‘Saturday Sailing’ quilt cover which evokes Sydney Harbour. That particular design features sail boats and plenty of abstract colour printed on 100 per cent cotton sateen.

 

 'Aquarium' cushion

 

‘Aquarium’ evokes Ken’s classic 1980’s designs and was inspired by the Great Barrier Reef – the design features tropical fish painted in an abstract fashion and is a replica of his 1994 painting ‘Jade Sea II.’

 

 'Antarctica' quilt cover

 

‘Antarctica’ is a less colourful affair and was inspired by a recent trip Ken made to the world’s southernmost tip. With plenty of white evoking the glacial landscape, and black strokes representing penguins, the print is based on Ken’s 2015 painting ‘Penguins and People III.’

 

'Sunday Sailing' towel 

 

The collection is available now in store and online.

 

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