Cocccon – ABURY Collection

 
"Here, two hearts beat in my chest. On the one hand it is the handwoven silk scarves with block print motives and on the other hand it is the satin silk shawls with digital print motives."

Cocccon

George Andreas is an International Design and Brand Consultant based in Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing. Since 2009 he visits india periodically for an intercultural design exchange, creating content for european fashion magazines and visiting main fashion week in Mumbai and Delhi. Fascinated by the colors of India and tasteful experience he had capturing intricate details, The Cocccon collection was born. George Andreas combined his study of mandalas and technique in photowork to make the ideal non-violent series of organic silk scarves. A passion for the environment and a keen eye in creating a cacophony of colors lead to a unique series of beautifully made scarves.
A passion for the environment and a keen eye in creating a cacophony of colors lead to a unique series of beautifully made scarves.
 
"Incredible India! It is loud, it is colourful, it is exotic, it is extravagant, it is chaotic… It is the people that define a culture and shape it. These beautiful experiences also left a footprint on me.
 

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Interview

1. At ABURY we believe that “hands tell stories“. What do your hands tell about you?
I was supposed to become a piano player… However I always preferred to use my tall hands in a different way. My hands love the feel of paper, fabrics and other natural materials and they still have something great in petto. They love to work analogue and the direct connection to the surface. Unfortunately they are useless when it comes to meticulous work - I am going crazy just by watching designers of jewellery or watches at work. If I asked my hands, they would tell me: Go on! Now! Do it!
“My hands love the feel of paper, fabrics and other natural materials and they still have something great in petto.”
2. The Cocccon scarves are produced in India. What differentiates India from other cultures?
Everything - Incredible India! It is loud, it is colourful, it is exotic, it is extravagant, it is chaotic… It is the people that define a culture and shape it. All encounters are a source of enrichment for any person surrounded by that culture. It continuously amazes me that somehow everything works in this chaos. I practice my patience and can learn a lot on topics such as serenity and ease of mind. Indians have an incredible talent in coping with things differently without letting anyone change that. They’ll always keep their cool. No time is wasted puzzling one’s head over yesterday or tomorrow. All that counts is here and now.
“All encounters are a source of enrichment for any person surrounded by that culture.”
3. Which of the cocccon products in our selection is your favourite and why?
Here, two hearts beat in my chest. On the one hand it is the handwoven silk scarves with block print motives and on the other hand it is the satin silk shawls with digital print motives. After a long process of sourcing we found a suitable partner for digital printing in India, who could print with eco-friendly ink in high quality onto our silk. It was the very first time I could make the designs for the collection “Colors of India” out of the numerous photos I shot in India in the form of collages. I was inspired by “mandalas” and “rangolis”. The typical patterns should be visible upon first sight and one would recognise endless small stories and moments of India’s every day life only when taking a closer look.

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