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Pinaki Studios is a project-based textile studio that has gained an international reputation for its innovative work. Launched in 2005 by textile artist Arantza Vilas, the studio mixes traditional textile processes with modern technologies to produce pieces that are always searching, questioning and pushing at the perceived boundaries between art, craft and design.

Pinaki Studios has created specialist textiles for film, television and theatre including Game of Thrones (Seasons 4, 5 & 6 HBO), The White Princess (Starz), The Musketeers (BBC) and The Phantom of the Opera (Joel Schumacher). Interior and fashion commissions include Foglizzo Leather, the British Library, and Savile Row shoe boutique B Store. The studio’s work has been published by leading trend agencies, including WGSNStyle Sight and LSN Global.

Pinaki Studios is currently working with Leslie Vanderleeuw & Erik Spande, chocolate consultants from Portland USA, on Edible Surfaces, a project that explores the parallels between the techniques used by chocolate artisans and textile designers. It was exhibited during Dutch Design Week 2012, as part of The Food Project: The Shape of Taste exhibition in the MART Museum, Trento, Italy and at Budapest Design Week in 2013. It also featured in Bellwether: Food Trends, a trend-forecasting book launched during The London Design Festival 2013, and A Delicious Life: New Food Entrepreneurs by German publisher Gestalten.