What : Home Textiles, Fashion & Decoration product design
Where : Morocco & India
Who : Valerie Barkowski
When : from 1998 up to now

HAPPY 19

V.Barkowski store in Marrakech, new address

V Barkowski store in Marrakech has moved. We are in the same street but (…)

Fez embroidery by V.Barkowski

To tap into the culture with the embroidery of Fez Immersed in Moroccan culture, (…)

Water, a new color

Water, extends the colour chart There has always been white. Pure and bright. Then (…)

kazakh inspiration

The Kazakh spirit in minimalist version I naturally got caught up in desires of (…)

Happy 18

Handmade – V.Barkowski home textiles

V.Barkowski handmade I always like work made by hand. For the incomparable quality it (…)

In the mood for red

In the mood for… RED. In the mood to play with the RED trimmings (…)

Autumn fragments, inspiration from the garden

Autumn in Marrakech Autumn. First, olives and dates are harvested. The palm trees then (…)

Tania Panova

20 years of collaboration with Tania Panova Ties have been formed since our first (…)

V.Barkowski photo shooting, model with harmonica

Happy chance. The happy model. I love my job for the fortuitous encounters that (…)

Lamu, timeless bath towels with pompons

Lamu bath linen was born at the seaside An idea born from a journey. (…)

More of V.Barkowski, a full dark grey home linen collection

V.Barkowski, an authentic brand To have time. Take time. A luxury. An ideal way (…)

African mood, inspiration…

African mood Africa. Black Africa. Its faces, its colors. I have always been fascinated by (…)

Graphic table

Creating a simple graphic table A graphic table. Two plates, cutlery, glasses, linen and (…)

Hygge

Words to designate realities emerge from a language, hygge. In Denmark, it refers to (…)

Bed linen Janis – a new add on

Janis, playing with white fringes. Throughout my V.Barkowski collections, I often work embroidery, pompons. (…)

Kurumi Arimoto – Japanese lunch under the tree

Kurumi Arimoto Kurumi Arimoto is a japanese chef who cooked at Dar Kawa 3 (…)

Grey bath linen – A new add on to the V.Barkowski collection

The Grey bath linen When grey becomes a timeless color The grey bath linen (…)

Happy 17

Rakhis – new collection

Rakhis bracelet In 2005, I draw my first rakhis bracelet for Samdjhna, indian NGO.The (…)

Couleur Locale concept store in Knokke – a new client

Couleur Locale I followed the Couleur Locale store feed in Knokke on social networks before (…)

Pollux collection – V.Barkowski bath linen in white and grey

Pollux collection, in white and grey For the V. Barkowski brand i play with (…)

Black embroideries – Handmade in Marrakech

Since almost 20 years, the V.Barkowski brand is loyal to its own values : timelessness, (…)

White party

A white party, a one evening assignment. Staging a party from table to decor. (…)

The Moscow Tagin Café

The Tagin Café, new style. I travel, I immerse myself. I like to mix (…)

ELLE DECOR ITALY

La Maison Pernoise

In France, La Maison Pernoise sells the V.Barkowski linen collections that have their place in (…)

Valerie Barkowski’s workplace

The V.Barkowski bath linen is sold at Couleur Locale, concept store in Knokke, Belgium. (…)

Brand identity V.Barkowski

A brand lives, evolves. The brand image follows this reality. I have always wanted (…)

Styling Africa blend

A table setting is never the result of a unique style. Often, it combines (…)

A black table setting

On the table I ALSO like monochromes and contrasts. Here i enjoyed playing with (…)

Discoroz – Bed linen

This bedlinen was born in India more than 10 years ago. True to my (…)

GIF mania

A GIF gives life on the web, it permits to create animated images, operate in (…)

Happy 16

Hajibaba – bed linen

The skills are valuable, delicate. A little inattention and they wither. They often require patience, (…)

Green lunch

Green, green, green. A summer wind. A desire for freshness, lightness. A table for (…)

Bags natural leather edition

All the bags of this “natural leather edition” are born of an encounter with (…)

Autumn lunch

Autumn lunch. Every season, the table is adorned with different elements. Simple, always… Welcoming (…)

Marie-Claire Maison – Colors

« COLORS » Is a project that was ordered to me by Marie Claire Maison in (…)

Bags – the charcoal edition

Charcoal. With a nuanced and deep color. This is how I like my bags. (…)

Permaculture

Aren’t we obliged to think differently now? To live differently? To act differently? I (…)

From orange to indian pink

A red thread? An orange and a pink line instead. A range of colors, (…)

Casa piedra – Multicolor

Sometimes there is a specific demand for a customized style. So I try to (…)

Green Food

Green that you drink, eat, devour and taste. Green varies, blends with other colors, (…)

Lunch under the tree

The table … a essential “detail” in my everyday life. I love to style (…)

Handwoven blankets

These wool blankets were made entirely by hand in northern India and were  transported (…)

Felt making in Jaïpur

The art of felt making. A workshop in Jaipur has a perfect knowledge of (…)

Bed linen – Orpheus messenger

“Orpheus messenger” A new range of bed linen signed V. Barkowski. Plain cotton with (…)

Lumières intérieures

       

Striped cushions

The stitches are in line, colourful. Gradually, they create stripes. And finally, they assemble (…)

Irma – linge de bain (since 2002)

Irma – bath linen A game of colours and pompoms. THE details that have (…)

Chappals, my chappals… Less is more

A moment that could occur but is rather seize … The idea is to (…)

Ottoman – linge de lit (since 1998…)

Invited to stay with friends. A surprise … I’m going to sleep in “Ottoman” (…)

Hands

And creation, in the palm of a hand. A hand, that helps you grow. (…)

Scarves V.Barkowski – 2013 Edition

A few exclusive scarves, born of the basic need to work with skilled artisans. (…)

Inspiration on a board

One always cuts and pastes. But one also pins up. One puts together. One (…)

Working with leather (2013)

Each leather piece is unique and reveals its genuine qualities in the creations of (…)

Unexpected effects (2012)

One of a kind leather purses, envelops and bags. I like to wander in (…)

Massaï bracelets

Thread and needle have a long history in Morocco. All traditional costumes and dresses (…)

Tarbouche

A tarbouche is a flat topped brimless hat which can be traced as far (…)

The messenger bag

The messenger bag – “A long bag open in the middle” From pilgrims to (…)

Neon Summer

“Neon” colors are in the air for summer 2013. While still and always working (…)

V.Barkowski linen in Dar Kawa – Marrakech

Bed and bath linen. Linge de lit et linge de bain.   “SOULAYMAN” bath (…)

A table – black and white

A flower from the garden. Une fleur du jardin. Homemade olive oil. Fait maison, (…)

Tie & dye handmade paper (2008)

I have always loved hand made paper, their different qualities and textures , their (…)

One of… 2007 – 2009

Jewelry 2007 Bijoux 2007 When i pass by Brussels i love to wander on (…)

Paloma Rose Ibiza 2008

When I left Mia Zia, in February 2007, the franchise boutique in Ibiza chose (…)

The Rakhi bracelet – bonds of tenderness

This hand-woven, hand-embroidered cotton bracelet is traditionally offered as a token of friendship in (…)

The embroidered car

How did it all start? I don’t remember! But the fact is that one (…)

Le Figaro Madame 2005

Set decoration – Bedroom Scénographie – Chambre à coucher Photo : Nicolas Tosi

V.Barkowski (2007)

The universe of Valerie Barkowski naturally integrates the home and everything it includes – (…)

V.Barkowski (2006)

This ancestral technique, hand-stamped appliqué, embroidered or block-printed, is a hallmark of V. Barkowski’s (…)

Blockprint

These photos were taken in a workshop in Jaipur, where block-printing on textiles is (…)

Colors – a point of view

Color associations in juxtaposed images. Nearly all these pairs of pictures were composed from (…)

V.Barkowski (2005)

Float in a bath of freshly printed bubbles, like blossoms in bloom, and dream (…)

V.Barkowski (2004)

Allow yourself to be lived in by a collection of home linen. For the (…)

Making pompoms

These are Moroccan-made, in the workshop where I designed my first home linen collections. (…)

Indian dyeing

In India, dyeing is a highly developed craft, and therefore a recurrent aspect in (…)

Indian paper making

For my shopping bags and packagings, I have always used handmade paper. In most (…)

V.Barkowski (2003)

A timeless collection, adapted for European tastes. V.Barkowski’s home linens are synonymous with leisure, (…)

V.Barkowski (2002)

Back from India, via Morocco. Always on the ideal wavelength, Indian and Moroccan textile (…)

V.Barkowski (2000)

When I began exploring the world of fiber, I discovered complex, valuable traditions of (…)

V.Barkowski (1999)

Creation: more than just dreams and imagination, a challenge. Then life led me to (…)

V.Barkowski (1998)

A habit I’ve inherited from traveling! I’ve always had a definite taste for new (…)

One of… Maasai

To be seductive, Maasai women wear an array of large multicoloured necklaces that highlight (…)

Marie Claire Maison 2005

    In backstage I engaged in the “Colors” project with the idea that (…)

V.Barkowski Press book

TV Set design – Paris Première 2002

The subject of this film is making over an artist’s studio as a living (…)

Paris – 2002

This apartment was decorated just after the Mia Zia boutique opened in Paris. It’s (…)

Interiors & design press book

La Libre Essentielle 2007

Set design : Wedding table    Scénographie : Table de mariage Photo : Nicolas (…)

Ligne Roset – 2007

“Constellation” Bed linen design for Ligne Roset (2007) Parure de lit “Constellation” dessinée pour (…)

Lafayette maison Paris 2004

The Lafayette Home Department Store opened its doors in Paris in the spring of (…)

Thread and needle

Traditional Moroccan caftans and djellabas always featured passementerie: ornaments made of braided fibers. The (…)

The ancient art of feltmaking

Plied by expert Moroccan hands, fleece becomes strong, beautiful, colorful felt. How? Take a (…)