AU RETOUR is a textile design and print studio established Emily Diehl. Offering a line of printed home goods and accessories - creating encounters with something beautiful or unexpected is what thrills us the most.
Reflecting a love of experimentation, materials and formal exploration - each of our designs starts as an experiment in the studio. Block printing, folding and weaving paper, sketches in water color – all make their way into the computer so they can be put in repeat and set up for printing.
Modern and contemporary art, plants, modern architecture, traditional crafts, futbaalll and utopian movements are just a few of the obsessions that inspire our work.
Made in small batches, all of our pillows and fabrics are printed on natural cotton and linen blends with non-toxic water based inks and fiber reactive dyes that are hand sewn in New York. We use a variety of different printing techniques – from hand screen printing, to block printing, to digital fabric printing to embroidery – each project and design takes on a life of its own.
Originally from Virginia, Emily studied printmaking and painting before moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2006. Inspired by her thesis work in graduate school, which focused on utopian, cross disciplinary movements in Art, Design and Architecture, she started her work in textiles in 2010 by taking fragments of her sketches for paintings and developing them into screen prints and patterns for fabric.
Currently, she shares a storefront studio and home in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, who is a painter.