We’ve teamed up with @luketaaffe to launch an exclusive blanket design.
About Luke Taaffe
Luke Taaffe is an artist & textile/graphic designer, primarily living & working between his home on the NSW Central Coast & Torquay Victoria, where he currently holds the position of Global Menswear Art Director for Surfing Company Rip Curl.
His artworks are defined by colour, and a juxtaposition between organic and inorganic lines. There’s an inherent simplicity in his style, but one that is free-flowing, organic and somewhat psychedelic.
Nature is the centerpiece on many of his works: coastal landscapes, flora & human symbolism are his muses, and these are imbued with an exoticism that borders on escapism – taking you to another place.
“As the inability to travel interstate or overseas in Australia became a reality through the last 2 years of this pandemic, there was a renewed sense of awareness & reconnection with your local area. The lockdowns that were put in place by the Australian Government here at times, meant that you were confined to a radius of 5-10km within your residing address, & outdoor exercise was one of those activities that was highly encouraged. Never before had I seen so many people each day walking, running & exploring their local areas with enthusiasm.
Through these moments of local isolation, I got to reflect more than ever before how much the local environment here meant to my family & friends.
The inspiration for the collaboration with VOITED, reflects this moment of reconnection with my local area in particular the landmark rock formation ‘The Skillion’ situated at Terrigal NSW and the beaches that surround it.
The sedimentary landmark has amazing panoramic views from the top, & is frequently used every day by tourists & locals for exercise alike. It stands at the edge of the area in Terrigal known as ‘The Haven’ & it makes up part of the coast where I’ve surfed most of my life!
This VOITED blanket that I’ve designed the artwork for, was treated like a large canvas, inspired by many local areas including ‘The Skillion’ which is portrayed as a living person creating life into the region. I see it as a magical blanket with psychedelic twists in colouration & surrealistic details. Hope you like it!” - Luke Taaffe
This limited edition comes in 2 different PillowBlanket™️ types, the CloudTouch™️ and Ripstop.