JR Artisan SpotlightJames M. Malone
Founder and Creator
What inspires you?
The rich history and culture of the world is strongly impregnated through textiles. Drawn towards this multitude of past craftsmanship, we take delight in reinterpreting those that most appeal to us.
Describe your work in 5 words or less:
Divine, divine, divine
How did you get your start in the industry:
Originally from London, James arrived in Málaga at the age of 19 and by chance, discovered his passion for textile design. Since then and throughout his professional life, he has not ceased to feed his spirit with contrasts and with the curiosity of one who lives trying to capture the essence of his surroundings. His creations have been impregnated with the crossing of cultures, accumulation of experiences, memories of his childhood mixed with his experiences in Andalusia. In the collection there are winds of west and east, brushstrokes of the African horizon, crossings of the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
What inspires you?:
Inspiration can come from anything, as long as you are open to it, and observing it. It can be from travel, nature, architecture, fashion, food, music, art; really anything that sparks a feeing or an emotion can be equated with a texture, a pattern, or a color.
What’s makes your brand stand out from the rest:
We are known for our woven textures, our color forecasting and range, and our quality. We stay true to who we are and we don’t deviate from what we do best. We have maintained our position in the industry by consistently offering the best and taking pride in designing and manufacturing some of the best high-end textiles on the market. We are also incredibly unique in owning our own textile mill in Northern Italy, where the majority of our textiles are made.
Describe your studio/work space:
Between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, at the southernmost point of Europe and nestling amidst bougainvillea and olive trees are the headquarters of James Malone Fabrics. One can sense the inspiration of the south that is so present in James’s collections and can understand why he has chosen this location to interact with the rest of the world.
Any new techniques, mediums, colors, aesthetics you are experimenting with?
Lots of Secrets…