Whether creating hand-crocheted wool hats, intricately detailed scarves or a stunning jewelry collection, designers John Ross and Don Carney of PATCH NYC add their creative twist to everything they touch.
Now, they’ve partnered with West Elm for a new collection that redefines vintage style. We caught up with them to find out about their inspiration, their favorite music and a certain pup named Edith.
What inspired your new collection with West Elm?
We were inspired by the clean lines of the product range at West Elm and the idea of combining our more vintage-inspired look with their contemporary aesthetic.
Don’s artwork is so interesting. How did it become part of the West Elm collection?
The creative team at West Elm has been following our work for some time and they brought up the idea of collaborating when we saw them in Paris. They were attracted to the graphic quality of Don’s artwork as they knew it could translate well into a collection of home pieces.
You incorporate metallics into a mostly neutral palette. What inspired your color choices?
We really wanted our collection to coordinate with the current offerings at West Elm and, at the same time, we wanted to design pieces that people could bring into their homes without having to completely redecorate. We added the metallics because we always like to incorporate something unexpected plus who doesn’t like a little bit of sparkle?
What’s your favorite piece of the collection?
We are so pleased with how everything came out that it’s hard to choose just one item but one thing we’re excited about using ourselves are the serving pieces because they are unlike anything we’ve made before.
What’s in your playlist when you’re sketching/brainstorming a design?
Our playlist leans towards the eclectic because, when we are working on a new collection, there are moments when we want to hear something beautiful and there are times when we want something loud. Currently on heavy rotation at the PATCH NYC studio: Talk to Her soundtrack, Django Reinhardt, Fletcher Henderson, Pete Yorn with Scarlett Johansson, Queen, Rick James, The Cure, Grace Jones and The Clash.
What is the most meaningful thing in your home?
Our new dog, Edith, who is some sort of lab mix with an under-bite and disproportionately large paws.