Have you got an eye for textiles? Test your textile memory with the Maharam Memory Game, a beautiful, enjoyable and relevant freebie on Maharam’s marvelous website. The game involves remembering the location of textile swatches and pairing them up on screen. Be warned: it’s compulsive.
Maharam is a fourth-generation family run textile business based in New York, with a star line-up of collaborators (including Hella Jongerius, Andrée Putman and Paul Smith), and collections by some of the 20th century’s leading designers (like Gio Ponti, Koloman Moser, Josef Hoffman, and Charles & Ray Eames).
Maharam’s website is an Aladdin’s cave of gorgeous cloth (like “Massive Paisley”, above), and an absolute delight to use, underlining the company’s long-standing emphasis on service. And, of course, on design. They even grew their own graphic design team called Studio A4, which is evidently bursting with talent.