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The Roy Hamilton Collection

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Chella is proud to present an extraordinary collection of fabrics from a design industry original. Our first ever designer featured collection is the brainchild of Roy Hamilton, designer of exclusive ceramics, sculptural and textural interior elements and fabrics for over sixty years.

From the outset, Roy was determined to pursue his passion for product design, first studying at the Textilefachschule in Zurich, Switzerland. A jacquard weaving mill in the north of England came next, and eventually led to Liberty of London’s office in New York when he developed a weekend hobby working with clay.   The ceramics won out as Roy established his ‘handwriting’ with slip-decorated soft edged geometric designs, interpretations of which form the basis of

The Roy Hamilton Collection for Chella.

Roy explains:  “I took a different concept in working with Chella:  starting with a color palette of six neutral tones.   Each color way covers the same six designs, scaled from small to large.    These six designs include Screen Shot (2750), a broken all-over textured design that coordinates and works with all or any of the five other designs.   Everything inter-relates”.

Today, Roy, a self-described potter and celebrated ceramicist, creates proprietary collections of vessels in his Brooklyn studio. This season, Roy has infused original textiles with patterns from his exclusive ceramic pieces.


Screen Shot (2750) employs subtle graphics in an allover texture, creating a cinematic shadow effect.

Corner Deck (2600) plays to the boundaries with overstitched layers accenting a neutral field.

Angular (2700) puts the artisan’s confident hand-drawn geometry on display.

Overlap (2650) offers insight into traditional hand-weaving, showcasing the graphic relationship between warp and weft.

Shadow Cast (2550) poses the question is shadow form or is form shadow?

Tiger Scan (2500) with its traditional damask structure captures the tiger in motion reversing its stripes.






The Roy Hamilton Collection

2500-75 - Ink

2500-52 - Honey

2500-42 - Argento

2500-25 - Desert Sage

2500-07 - Sandstone

2500-05 - Thistle

2550-05 - Thistle

2550-07 - Sandstone

2550-25 - Desert Sage

2550-42 - Argento

2550-52 - Honey

2550-75 - Ink

2750-75 - Ink

2750-52 - Honey

2750-42 - Argento

2750-25 - Desert Sage

2750-07 - Sandstone

2750-05 - Thistle

2650-75 - Ink

2650-52 - Honey

2650-42 - Argento

2650-25 - Desert Sage

2650-21 - Alabaster

2650-07 - Sandstone

2650-05 - Thistle

2600-05 - Thistle

2600-25 - Desert Sage

2600-25 - Desert Sage

2600-42 - Argento

2600-52 - Honey

2600-75 - Ink

2700-75 - Ink

2700-52 - Honey

2700-42 - Argento

2700-25 - Desert Sage

2700-21 - Alabaster

2700-07 - Sandstone

2700-05 - Thistle