The Vallentine Project are an Australian-made bedding brand under the creative direction of Bianca Vallentine

About The Vallentine Project

The Vallentine Project homewares started in 2012 after Designer Bianca Vallentine returned from the states.  Tired and weary from being on the road, Bianca started hand embroidering and painting large swathes of fabric as a way to reconnect with the textile work that she loved. Inspired by travel and nature, Vallentine creates a sense of quiet calm in her abstract and textural work. Big brush strokes and soft embroidered finishes are the hall marks of everything ‘The Vallentine Project’.Three years after embarking on the creation of her bed linen line The Vallentine Project works with local factories in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to complete her products. Still focussed on hand painted one-off pieces, her team embellish each product with intricate hand embroidery – representative of the connection between new and old techniques, slow processes and the bespoke. Working with these local makers she has finessed her production and painting techniques to create truly individual, one of a kind doona covers and pillowcases.

Considerate of sustainability, The Vallentine Project does not overstock their products – instead preferring to ‘sell out’ of styles and remake to order. In this vein they have developed a unique ‘edition’ model of business, recreating styles after orders have been created. In 2017 The Vallentine Project will focus its sales online, with only a few select retailers stocking the beautiful products, products will remain limited edition.

About Bianca Vallentine

Bianca Vallentine finds inspiration in the individual. In community. In the number of slow, considered threads it takes to form a pattern. She creates products that make life more cosy, experiences more colourful – and her practice a hard one to define. After studying Fashion and Textile Design at Curtin University in WA, she now creates soft, beautiful things that include clothing, cushions, bed linen and home wares; she’s also explored film; curated events; crafted vibrant installations and adorned walls and windows with sprawling, delicately cut swathes of streamers – all unique, one-of-a-kind and handmade in her leafy studio at Northcote’s Pop & Scott workshop [www.popandscott.com].

The Vallentine Project is the umbrella under which this creative collage comes together. Here, Bianca’s own work sits alongside regular collaborations with others. The Vallentine Project is committed to a constant, playful evolution, however the ideas that anchor it remain the same: to create beauty in the every day; value in the unique and to produce pieces and experiences that are as special as they are functional. It’s also about not letting dust gather on the things that bring us the most joy – usability, wearability and the history of the hand made naturally imbue themselves in everything Bianca does.