Kirkcudbright artist to feature in NYC

Morag working ons ome of the panels
Morag working ons ome of the panels

A NEW York City hotel is to feature headboards designed by a Kirkcudbright-based artist.

Glasgow-born Morag Macpherson has won a contract, worth a five-figure sum, with the soon to be completed Union Square Hotel in Midtown New York City to design bedroom headboard panels for its 178 rooms.

The innovative fabric panels will be reversible and showcase a brand new design for each season.

The panels will be printed in the UK before being manufactured in Italy.

Morag said: “My designs depict each season and hotel staff can change the headboard throughout the year.

“To provide my designs for this hotel is a dream come true. This is an exciting, high-profile opportunity for me and I want to expand on this success by creating more designs for restaurants, nightclubs and airports.”

Morag began creating surface pattern designs in 2006, which are digitally printed onto her own exclusive and limited edition range of fabrics and wallpapers. Working with pure silks, fine wools, natural linens and crisp cottons, designs are inspired by direct experiences in travel, art history, urban and natural environments.