Rose Tarlow Melrose House’s timeless designs have a twist that makes every pattern, every chair, and every piece stand out from the crowd. Embracing the integrity and impeccable quality achieved by gifted craftsmen and artisans, Tarlow appreciates the character and idiosyncrasies brought on by age and history. “We take an idea and play with it, change the proportion, make it comfortable, and add a feature that only those who know can see,” she says. “We celebrate the enigmatic beauty of imperfections. For us, the magic is in these details.”
Ceremonial kente cloth, worn by Asante women. Strips
are hand-sewn together, with a combination of designs known as Wotoa or shell of a snail, Nkyimkyim, or zigzag, and the Babadua or bamboo-like cane design.