October 12, 2010
Adrienne Antonson is an artist and designer living on Vashon Island. She is the creative force behind the NUBE Seattle line, managing its production, material selection, and aesthetic cohesion.
Antonson's sculptural and garment-based work revolves around ideas of sustainability and self-sufficiency. Using materials that reference her immediate surroundings, she makes work that is intricate and sentimental. The artist lives on an alpaca farm, where she works with a herd of 38 alpacas. The herd’s fleece has been a large inspiration for the first NUBE collection, taking shape in the form of knitwear and felted garments and accessories.
The NUBE Seattle line uses only local materials and labor from local craftsmen. Materials consist of repurposed garments and cast offs, as well as locally grown fibers from sustainable farms. Using these sources, seamstresses, knitters, spinners, papermakers, and felters have designed unique, one of a kind pieces that directly reflect the local character of the Pacific Northwest. The goal of this line, available exclusively at NuBe Green, is to continually discover new sources of local materials and to celebrate local skills while evolving in a way that is conceptual, appealing, and sustainable.