About Sina Pearson
Sina Pearson is a visionary designer, manufacturer and entrepreneur who has, for nearly three decades, set industry standards for sophistication and technical innovation. Sina is celebrated for her extraordinary color palette, complex textures and lively accessible patterns that gracefully coordinate with one another. One of the very first to infuse a jolt of high style into the contract realm in the 80's, she has gradually added her savvy stamp to institutional, hospitality, public spaces, health care and residential settings.
Sina Pearson's textiles have a point of view. Each collection tells a story, and her inspirations are far-flung. Monet's Garden. Indian saris. A walk on the beach. Coffee beans. Most prominent of her sources is nature itself, a great passion for Sina.
|An avid gardener, nature's impact for her in not limited to dramatic vistas but conjures an emotion. In conceiving a textile collection, she might ask, "What does winter feel like?" and then render the ineffable through choices of color tone, yarn, weave and pattern. Her collections' vast allusions to foreign places result in vivid 'sense of place' that might be conveyed through the handspun look of a traditional Japanese obi sash, the jewel tones of Indian silks or the sun-drenched exteriors of freshly painted buildings along the Mediterranean coast.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in fine arts/textiles and Swedish language and literature, then earned her MFA in textiles from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1972. After working for SOM/Chicago as a color materials specialist, she won a grant from the Swedish government to study at the Royal Academy of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden. Returning to New York, she directed the textile divisions of a series of A-list firms: Jens Risom, Ward Bennett/Brickel Associates and Unika Vaev. In 1985 she co-founded ACT, the Association for Contract Textiles; it remains the guide post for industry standards and promoting awareness of contract textiles. She served as its president from 1989-1990.
In 1990 she founded her own company, Sina Pearson Textiles, which designs, manufactures and distributes exclusive upholstery textiles for contract, healthcare, institutional, hospitality and residential use. Always ahead of the curve, she has won numerous awards for design excellence and continues to make technological inroads. Since its inception, Sina Pearson Textiles has introduced more than 200 designs to the industry.
Sina is an advocate for the Nature Conservancy and is committed to green design. She has established a giving program for the charity and makes every effort to find sustainable sources for her fabrics. "I believe in wasting less, using what we have more economically and leaving more for future generations."