Art lovers who want to bring the outdoors in – or, indeed, weave it about their person – will be interested in a new limited edition of 250 cashmere/modal scarves produced by designer Jane Carr in conjunction with contemporary art gallery Hauser & Wirth.
Based on the meadow at Hauser & Wirth’s Somerset space created by acclaimed Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf (who has produced work for the Venice Biennale, London’s Serpentine Gallery and New York’s High Line), the three designs (£195) use photographs of the 1.5-acre field taken in summer. In them, its ornamental grasses and rare flowering plants are shown in their full glory.
Panorama (first picture) looks back over the rolling fields of the meadow, Bloom (second picture) speaks of blue skies on a bright summer day, and Meadow (third picture) radiates the warmth of the fields as the sun is going down. They also celebrate the more rural setting of Hauser & Wirth’s gallery, which opened in 2014 as a direct counterpart to an urban portfolio of galleries in London, New York and Zurich, and acts as a multipurpose centre for experiencing art, architecture and landscape.
“Piet’s field is particularly suited to this kind of scarf design,” says Carr, who previously worked with Jil Sander, Balenciaga and Versace as head of printed textiles, before launching her eponymous label in London in 2005. “When the scarf is wrapped around the neck, it’s a more abstract type of pattern than normal floral work tends to be.”
Make a weekend of a trip to Somerset by wandering round the provocative exhibition by Jenny Holzer currently on show, stay at the gallery’s farmhouse-cum-guesthouse and take local tips on what to do and see from jewellery designer Solange Azagury-Partridge.