Ghislaine Viñas came up with the name for this collection after her research in our extensive archives. There she found discontinued patterns and colorways to make into “repeat offenders”—a humorous spin on their modernized reappearance. An exploration of vintage fashion and beauty trends from the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s also played a part in the evolution of the designs. A common element that Viñas responded to was the use of circular forms and the sense of comfort and pleasure derived from them. However, to “shake things up a bit,” she introduced linear aspects into each design to interact with the rounded forms. What resulted are three patterns that riff on the past, presenting a tongue-in-cheek twist on the colors, scales, and forms found in the older designs.
Born in the Netherlands and raised in South Africa, Ghislaine began her design journey studying interior design at Philadelphia University. After graduating and moving to New York City, she started out designing commercial office spaces and later established her firm in 1999. Since then the studio has completed many residential, commercial and hospitality projects ranging from apartments, townhouses, lofts, offices and even a coffee shop in New York City, to offices and homes across the country.
A firm believer in the ‘aesthetics of happiness’, Ghislaine Viñas runs her internationally renowned design firm on daily collaboration and experimentation. Ghislaine's international background allows her to design with a visionary approach, one in which she is constantly collecting inspiration from the everyday and everywhere. The firm is known for their unique vision and “out of the box” thinking and are adept at providing strong creative direction for both existing brands and new ventures beyond interiors.