Founded in 2005, Elodie Blanchard studio specializes in textile design and fabrication − from large-scale custom curtains and site-specific installations to ready-made fabrics, soft furniture and home accessories. She just released her second collection of upholstery fabric in collaboration with HBF TEXTILES. Her 2014 collection won the Gold Award at Neocon, North America’s largest design exposition and conference for commercial interiors.
Elodie Blanchard designs and produces textiles, installations and custom curtains commissioned by architects for residential, institutional and corporate projects from her studio in New York City. In 2014, she began an ongoing collaboration with HBF Textiles designing upholstery fabric. Her aesthetic is modern and whimsical: each unique piece showcases her ability to take everyday objects—an heirloom quilt, a utilitarian moving blanket, a favorite pair of pants—and transform them into extraordinary textiles with diverse design applications.
A native of Grenoble, France, Blanchard's obsession with textiles took form in her teens, designing clothes and organizing fashion shows. After winning the public prize at the International Festival of Hyéres for creating a collection of garments that transformed elegant jackets to a one or two-person tent, she was invited to sell her eponymous clothing line at the famed French mail order company La Redoute at the age of 23.
While Blanchard holds degrees in sculpture from the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris and fashion from the Ecole des Arts Appliqués Duperré, it was at Cal Arts in Los Angeles that she started to work on a larger scale. There, she experimented in installation and performance settings with musicians and dancers. As recipient of the Colin-Lefranc Grant, she developed musical textiles and crafted entire costumes out of thousands of rubber bands for concerts and dance shows.
Blanchard's intimate knowledge of material and fabrication lead to numerous collaborations with architects on site specific projects. As a result, she formed her Brooklyn-based design studio Elodie Blanchard Studio, enabling her to link her interest in textiles with creative problem solving. She also designs and produces a small line of soft goods and ready-made home accessories sold on this website as well as in stores. Blanchard’s work has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Fortune, Metropolitan Home, Metropolis, Interior Design, DWELL, Domino and ELLE Decoration among others.
She has taught at Parsons, at the New School for Design and lives with her husband Jonathan and their son Gaspard in Brooklyn, just a bike ride away from her studio.
Phone: 917 676 0478
Studio: 1923 8th Ave #2 Brooklyn, NY 11215