new: mokum moderne fabrics

by Grace Bonney

i’m a fabric girl, so i can rarely pass up a new fabric collection. this new series from mokum textiles in australia called ‘moderne‘ has a great mix of patterns inspired by the 20s. i’m really partial to the brown colorways in the collection, but you can click here to view the full collection (and read more about its inspiration) right here. thanks, rebecca!

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  • The fabric in that last chair is TDF. And, for some reason, the girl there looks like a very irritated, brunette Carrie Underwood to me. Love the dress though.

  • That last chair is gorgeous andI’ve been looking for chairs just like it! Does anyone know what that style is called or a good place to find some reasonably priced ones?

    • ali

      you can normally buy to-the-trade fabrics through a local design center (in nyc we use the d&d building). but you can hire a designer for a flat fee to buy you fabric a lot of the time- so i’d recommend that. sadly there’s no getting around working with some sort of trade group because you need their trade # to get the fabric


  • These textiles, the ones via the link, and the inspiring and fascinating Studio98 site (via Mokum blog) have made my week, if not my year so far – thanks so much. Quite Rennie Macintosh sometimes

  • superbe ! espeially the last “fauteil” = seat, I like the 2 different fabrics, it’s a great effect !

  • The girl in the ads is actually a designer at Mokum! I really appreciate the brand because they start with a concept first and then build off of inspirational elements from a time, place, etc. It’s the good, old-fashioned design process at its finest!

  • I’m an interior designer in Melbourne, Aus and Mokum have been one of my favourite fabric houses for years, and their in-house fabrics are consistently great. i missed going to the launch night for this last week because i was unwell, and boy am i sorry! it’s wonderful to see them featured on D*S.

  • Love that rose print and the sofa with all the different ones – very Wiener Werkstätte vibe!! When I was in Vienna I brought back some Josef Hofmann designs that are very like this, just 100 years older… (company named Backhausen do them)

  • I love thesefabrics – and the photographs! The contrast with the rough woods and chair rame really give extra depth to the images

  • Love love love this collection. We represent this line in our showroom, and it’s even better in person! De Rosine is my absolute fave in the Topaz. Gorgeous. If you live in Seattle, come check it out at the Seattle Design Center.

  • question: where does the chair in the last picture come from?

    i’ve been on the lookout for 2 wingback chairs but don’t like the sides sticking out too much. that chair is perfect.

    thanks :)