Patterns teach us that each detail has its specific place within a greater, harmonious unity
Gyda Kropff studied Textile and Monumental Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her passion for patterns and her love for refined details are the inspirational fonts for all she now creates in her studio.
Patterns teach us that each detail has its specific place within a greater, harmonious unity. This theme is interwoven in each facet of Fabel, the label under which Gyda has been producing her designs for since 2006. The seed of Fabel was planted when her two children were born. Curious about how they would find their own unique place as part of the wider world, she asked: "Who are you? And what will we do together in our lives?”
Fabel is the product of values and phrases. In an open-minded manner, we look out to the world, and learn about itself in the process. Different animals teach us about such behavior as love and beauty, collaboration and potency, trust and courage, growth and maturity. Fabel uses prints, patterns and products to bring these tales and fables to life, and to help us further in our quest to discover who we really are.