“The Artistic Table”
February 14, 2018
Charlotte Moss for IBU
Charlotte is excited to announce her collaboration on a capsule collection for Ibu - the groundbreaking apparel and accessories brand that partners with women artisans in developing countries around the world who craft every piece by hand.
Inspired by the Charlotte’s passion for travel around the globe, Charlotte Moss for Ibu reflects her favorite, timelessly chic classics with an array of dresses, caftans, day jackets, pants, and tunics of solid, printed and embroidered cottons and hand-dyed silks, cashmere and wool. In addition, a complement of must-have accessories from necklaces, bangles, cuffs, earrings, shawls and mules accompany colorful eyeglasses and capes to round out the collection.
Drawing from rich cultural traditions in textiles: weaving, dyeing, embroidery skills practiced by women – not quite extinct but endangered, Charlotte has imagined a modern, urban style that celebrates these ancient crafts, reflecting her well-defined sartorial style and travels. With a glamorous, artful sensibility Charlotte Moss for Ibu features garments and accessories handmade by women artisans in Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, and Morocco.
As an ambassador for the Ibu movement, Charlotte’s collection is a reflection of her own soulful experience. She states, “I cannot tell you what a joy, a challenge, and a journey it has been over the past year working on my collection with Susan Walker and her talented team. It has been a rare privilege to have been given the opportunity to work with women artisans around the world through Ibu, while combining things that are dear to me. Supporting women through their work, making them feel vital and self-sustaining, and having the chance to collaborate with someone very passionate about her vision, all the while designing - something I have never done before - has been a deeply rewarding venture.”
Founded in 2013 by Susan Hull Walker, a former minister who studied world religions at Harvard Divinity School, Ibu is the culmination of Susan's spiritual and creative journey. Through her study of fiber-arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Susan learned to weave and articulate the language of material culture. Her sense of adventure and passion for textiles has led her to connect with women’s cooperatives around the globe.
The Ibu Movement, founded three years ago, has grown into an international social enterprise offering goods handmade by women in 79 different artisan groups throughout the world. The flagship showroom in Charleston, South Carolina, also houses a studio where the Ibu team designs fresh interpretations of textile traditions.
Charlotte turns her eye to the garden as a resource for interiors, entertaining, and good living. This book shows the myriad ways the garden provides inspiration every day —indoors and outdoors. Touring readers through her own garden, she offers insights on how to bring the garden into home life. Garden Inspirations also features additional web content accessed by scanning watermarked pages in the book with the Digimarc Discover App.
As Featured In…
House Beautiful-April 2015
Country Living-April 2015
View the digital version here
Since opening her business in 1985, Charlotte has designed private residences and executive suites all over the United States and the Caribbean. In addition to designing interiors, Charlotte Moss’ career has included retail stores, celebrated for Charlotte’s unique blend of American, European and Classical influences.
Having launched her career on Wall Street, Charlotte has a keen sense for the shifting sands of change, amid all her decorating prowess. Widening her reach in recent years, Charlotte Moss, LLC now brings her signature Flair for Living to consumers worldwide with collections available under license. She has designed fabric and trim for Fabricut, carpeting sisals for Stark Carpet, and china for Pickard. Most recently, Charlotte has used her experience culled from twenty-five years of decorating couture homes to design a collection of furniture and upholstery with Century Furniture.
Charlotte is a sought-after speaker, lecturing widely on all the arts of living. Recent lecture titles include:
She has written nine books to date. Her most recent title, Garden Inspirations was published by Rizzoli in April of 2015. In addition to writing books, she frequently contributes to House Beautiful, Flower Magazine and other publications.
Charlotte’s work has been published in shelter magazines worldwide and she has received numerous awards, including The New York School of Interior Design's Centennial Medal, The Timeless Design Award, given by the Royal Oak Foundation, Elle Décor’s VISION AWARD, IFDA's (International Furnishings & Design Association) Circle of Excellence Award for the field of interior design and Traditional Home magazine’s list of the worlds’ Top 20 interior designers.
Charlotte considers her most important work to be her community service and philanthropy. She serves on the Boards of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, The Bone Marrow Foundation, American Corporate Partners, Madoo Conservancy, The Elsie de Wolfe Foundation and the Advisory Board of The New York School of Interior Design, where she received an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Charlotte sits on the Acquisitions Committee at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2013, Charlotte was honored by the Bone Marrow Foundation with the Brandon Tartikoff Award at the ‘Be A Lifeline’ benefit gala, and received the Centennial Medal from the New York School of Interior Design in the spring of 2017.
CHARLOTTE ANN MOSS
COMMUNITY SERVICE / CHARITABLE INTERESTS:
Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Monticello, Trustee
Buildings and Grounds Committee
External Affairs Committee
Charlotte has lectured extensively on the topic of interior design appearing at showhouses, museums, womens’ groups, garden clubs, trade fair /antique shows and corporate events.
Past lectures include:
INTERIOR DESIGN PROJECTS LOCATIONS:
| Montecito, CA Houston, TX
Charlotte is frequently asked by various organizations to draw upon her expertise with consulting on various projects in manufacturing, retail, interior design and publishing. Consulting projects have included:
Gift shop design and space planning consultation, Monticello
Licensing Consultation, Colonial Williamsburg
Restoration of The Mount, Lenox, Massachusetts
Production of a Fundraising DVD, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse
The Charlotte Moss website, A Flair For Living™, contains information on upcoming events, speaking engagements and licensed products, as well as the blogs, Tête-à-Tête and C’est Inspiré. Tête-à-Tête, editorially based, is updated regularly and contains articles of topical interest. C’est Inspiré, is Charlotte’s photo blog - photographs in which Charlotte feels do all the talking…