The versatility of the classic herringbone motif is evident in the many different ways current designers and craftspeople have incorporated it in their work. Originally designed as a V-shaped weaving pattern, it has been reinterpreted across numerous forms.
Jason McIntyre makes lovely furniture, and actually took his inspiration for this dining room table from weathered parquet flooring.
Maura Grace Ambrose, in her Herringbone Quilt, uses a thoughtful muted palette in varying thicknesses with a strong red accent that is interspersed across the piece. The large scale of the herringbone pattern in relation to the size of the quilt makes for an impactful design.
The Toms brand takes a more classic version of the herringbone, but transitions it from top to toe in their trendy flats.
Lastly, the Alésia Museum and Archeological Park in Burgundy, France fashions the herringbone pattern onto the facade of their building. The effect offers a wonderful lattice effect to the architectural curve of the exterior.
It’s possible some herringbone interpretation may appear in my next collection!