Kontextur and Kaniez Abdi Shower Curtain Collection
Abdi and kontextür founder, Kenneth Schiller, worked closely together to develop this first line of tactile textiles. According to Schiller, “With this launch, we wanted to push the boundaries of the shower curtain and eschew the typical selection of cute, kitschy and dull in favor of modern, sexy and sophisticated -with a keen eye on functionality and concern for the environment.
kontextür – a forward-thinking, home accessories company – is back on the scene with a new couture line of shower curtains. Collaborating with avant-garde British textile designer, Kaniez Abdi, kontextür’s new KONTEXTÜR X ABDI collection features four mod designs, each with its own distinct personality and broad range of colorways. Favoring high-quality materials, the company is also pleased to announce its foray into the use of TPU – a high-performance, recyclable plastic that is much more environmentally friendly than PVC.
Blossom Shower Curtain
Bold pieces of found glow-edge PVC with nature-inspired pattern available in vivid blue, vivid pink, vivid lime, vivid orange, brown taupe or glossy white (PU) embroidered onto white bamboo with silver grommets.
Happiness Shower Curtain
An unexpected surprise, like a flower blooming from a crack in the sidewalk. Features metallic paillettes in violet, leaf green, silver or bronzy gold, arranged in floral motifs on TPU with silver grommets.
Moondance Shower Curtain
Sheer, sexy, textured beauty. Laser-cut taffeta orbs in shades of blue, green/yellow, orange, gold, silver or white, stitched in between organza and tulle.
Colour Coded Shower Curtain
Zigzag and embroidered stitching in multi-color, gold/silver or black/white colorways on TPU and organza with silver grommets.
Private Commision for Conglomerate Ltd, Hong Kong
Collaboration with Conglomerate Ltd, Hong Kong. Kaniez's tarnished fabric is fused into a glass table tops, for hotel project.
Torin Over Exhibition
This was a group exhibition, based on the elements earth, wind, fire and water, crossing over in the realms of art. The exhibition was shown in Piazza della Repubblica 25, Torino in Italy.
The concept for this project, was to create a fabric which felt like air. I created a fabric which gave this feeling wind, air and space. The Spiral fabric was suspended in the air to create an illusion of a cloud. The installation is called Aria.
Interior shot of spiral fabric hanging inside Wesley-Barrell store
Kaniez Abdi shortlisted for the textiles for interiors category for the Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards
Tarnished Copper Sequin Canvas, private commision, UK
The Tarnished moon, Trattoria Toscana, Trattoria, Milan exhibition
Ribbon circle canvas created for indian restaurant, Staffordshire, UK
Leather Blossom Cutwork, commission for Indian restaurant, Staffordshire, UK
Stitched raffia canvases created for the Indian Restaurant, Staffordshire, UK
Corn artwork created for the City Cafe Birmingham, UK
Natural Lines Artwork
Moody Blue Tree Artwork
Art Exhibition on the London Underground
An exhibition showcasing the work of 12 artists, in Knightsbridge tube station. The exhibition was held in the concourse of the station leading out to Harrods entrance. The artwork named Natural Lines was a black and white image of trees and blossom in an abstract style, which was illuminated in a light box. The other artwork called Moody Blue was situated at the Embankment tube Station
Blossom digital art created for the Churchill Hotel, London
Textile art created for the, Churchill Hotel, London
Apple chandelier created for Donna Karan exhibition, London