All about the stripes.

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Rob Forbes’ recent Design Notes on Rem Koolhaas got me thinking about just how much I adored his concept for the European Union flag. The colors and the blending of all the flags to create a beautiful striped pattern resonated with me and I was saddened when his design was deemed unworthy.

Just now, after reading Rob’s letter, I was reminded of two other striped patterns I adore: Alexander Girard’s Millerstripe fabric and Paul Smith’s signature stripes, both of which are seen in the Koolhaas flag.  The Millerstripe adorns DWR’s Eames Sofa Compact and we’re about to launch some upholstered pieces using Paul Smith’s fabrics. But of course I adore them. Just look at my personal site.