Ken Done and Sheridan collaborate once more to hit you right in your childhood feelings
Anyone who lived through the 1980s would undoubtedly have fond memories of the work of Ken Done. Even if it wasn’t in your own house, odds are you would instantly recognise his vibrant, abstract art splashed over doonas and cushions across the country at the time. This was the result of an iconic partnership with beloved textiles company Sheridan, capturing the essence of Ken’s amazing work and giving his art a new life as something even more accessible and relatable. Ken has picked up the paintbrushes once more for a second collaboration with the textile giant, marking 50 years of Sheridan making some of the country’s favourite products for the home.
Turning 50 is a big deal, so it’s no wonder Sheridan got Ken Done back on board to help celebrate the milestone – the aforementioned 80s collab was a truly groundbreaking moment for both parties. The lifestyle landscape was rocked at the time, with Ken’s work bringing bold art and colour into people’s homes as a focal point. This new joint effort is a modern retrospective on this iconic moment, with Ken providing a contemporary take on the original collection. The new range also brings to the forefront Sheridan’s illustrious history of supporting local artistic talent and uniquely Australian style.
The new Ken Done collection features a limited run of items including two quilt covers, two cushions and one beach towel, each adorned with unique prints in Ken’s signature style of painterly brush strokes and vibrant colours. The quilt options are between the boat-heavy print of Saturday Sailing or the more minimalist and abstract Antarctica. The Aquarium cushion is festooned with sea life inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, while the Sunday Sailing print is proudly displayed on both a cushion and beach towel (for ultimate summer feelgood vibes). The artwork is digitally printed onto its respective home – 100 percent cotton sateen for the quilts and 100 percent cotton for the cushions and towel.