Tamar Mogendorff, artist and designer, has been creating one-of-a-kind soft sculptures for over ten years. Particularly appealing to children, the unique and characterful creations are made by her own hands in a range of themes and textural qualities.
What do you do for a living?
I have a small business/studio for the past 13 years. Over the years I have been making many different collections, collaborating with different other designers, artists, and shops around the world. My work is mainly soft sculptures, objects for decorations for adults and kids alike.
How did you come up with the concept of Tamar Mogendorff?
It was a hobby that took of and became my main thing. It wasn't planned, it just happened, and it shaped itself over the years. I needed some time to actually figure out what is that I am doing - as it all surprise me. And still, I do. I wasn't designing or thinking of children decor, the children market was very small, almost nothing when it comes to decor. I slowly started to create more objects that are for both children and adults. In the recent years, I started to venture into other materials and products, more home products.
Could you describe yourself in one sentence?
I have that astrology book that has a sentence for each day of the year - mine is 'childlike fancy'. I am not sure it is accurate but it does make some sense.
How would you describe your interior style?
Eclectic, personal, cozy. My place is a mix of things that I have found, made, or got from my friends; stuff that means something to me.
What are your favorite interior brands and why?
Beddings form India. I like the cotton block prints of John Robshaw. Towels from a little store near me that sales beautiful textiles from India (Layla). I love towels in many different colors and patterns and I love to mix them differently every time. I collaborated in the past with an Australian designer (Megan Park) and I have some of her pillows. I now make my own rugs so I have these on my floors. I mainly find great stuff when I travel. I have a tiny sofa from IKEA which I covered with my own textile and it looks amazing.
When you get a quiet moment, what do you like to do most?
Read; articles, books, magazines. That's my biggest pleasure.
If you could take your dream vacation, where would you go and what would you do?
My favorite vacations are the ones that my work and passion for textiles take me to. Explore textile technics; to me it adds the purpose and the connection with the people and the place.
I recently spent time in Guatemala, where a group of weavers is making rugs poufs and other pieces I have designed. It was such an incredible time, learning the technics, using the materials that are around and learning the culture.
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