«It is always the simple that produces the marvelous» Amelia Barr
Malimbus Studio is dedicated to the exploration of Textile Art. We study fiber in the content of space and scale.
Each piece is a reflection of artisan’s work and his unique, methodical and innovative process, combining materials and traditional techniques such as braiding, weaving, sewing and the ancient art of making knots.
We work with different materials and media like cotton, wood, iron, paper and fabric, mainly non-toxic and safe for the environment. We also create pieces with repurposed materials.
Textile art is one of the oldest forms of art in human civilization. All materials we work with, we see and use in our daily lives. At Malimbus we work on giving them a new concept and artistic value that is our core ethics and belief. Our main objectives are: creation, training, collaboration and research.
The contemporary design of tapestries is the subject that embrace stories and symbols, those taken from representations and images of our daily life. Handcrafted objects, nature, our surrounding environment, all material experimentation and such, are topics & sources of endless our inspiration, evolving into knots an embroidery patterns representing emotional connections through these images, expressing different volumes, textures and shapes.
Our installations and textile art projects are individually hand made in our studio. They are limited edition pieces designed and elaborated to suit the need of each space. Each tapestry is unique, from each rope, each wooden branch, each knot and braid we use while creating them. The tension applied by the artisan’s hand is the result of an unrepeatable piece.
At Malimbus we love to collaborate and to listen new and original design ideas. We have our own pieces that can be customized based on your own needs. We can interpret the styles and identities of our clients to create art pieces that tell stories.
MALIMBUS Studio is named after a genus of birds or songbirds that live for the most part in Sub-Saharan Africa. These birds are also known as weavers, for their interwoven nests that vary in beauty, shape, and complexity. It has a variety of species that share intense colorations, usually red or yellow and black.