Eye on Design | Edinburgh | Mad for Plaid at ANTA

Eye on Design | Edinburgh | Mad for Plaid at ANTA

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It’s Scotland, land of plaid, a.k.a. tartan.

tar-tan \ˈtär-tən\
:a traditional Scottish cloth pattern of stripes in different colors and widths that cross each other to form squares.

Tartans are more than just a patterned fabric in Scotland – each combination of colors represents a clan / family / region. (According to the Scottish Tartans Museum, there are more than 7000 unique historical tartans.)

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Designers, Annie and Lachlan Stewart, have created a collection of contemporary Scottish tartans, inspired by the colors of the landscape for their company, ANTA.

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Their flagship store, on prestigious George Street in Edinburgh, is filled with gorgeous displays of blankets, lampshades, throw pillows, rugs, and furniture – all in the sublime colors of their tartans.  Everything is made in Scotland, including the yarn for the woolen fabrics.

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Anta_George Street_Edinburgh_Scotland

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Paint is available in the same lovely color palette.

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Anta_George Street_Edinburgh_Scotland

ANTA is the quintessential example of contemporary design that is inspired by history.  I love that.

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ANTA
119 George Street
Edinburgh, EH2 4JN
anta.co.uk

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