Projects in progress
The Andrea Aranow Textile Design Archive
Textile Hive was founded to engage and preserve the rich history, intricate techniques, and stunning visual beauty of the Andrea Aranow Textile Design Collection. Comprised of over 40,000 textiles spanning fifty countries, Textile Hive enables a wider conversation around textiles globally through immersive physical and digital experiences.
Starting in 2009 with the physical collection, Caleb Sayan, Andrea’s son who had worked at the New York office for five years, conceived of a whole new way to use the material. He transported it to Portland, OR and designed a new showroom there. Each piece was photographed, then cataloged, to fit the specs of his custom designed software which enables many types of searches and comparisons.