The Heathcliff Cushion
I am sure most of you have read the classic novel “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte and I am also sure that all the young girls and women have felt a strange attraction for the rough and manly Heathcliff. Generations and generations of young readers have fallen in love with the main character of this novel and the power of description of the writer proves admirable as you can almost “see” him. Well, apparently this character was the source of inspiration for painters and many other artists, like Sam Taylor-Wood who succeeded to recreate the atmosphere of the book in this beautifully designed Heathcliff Cushion.
This cushion is handmade and the designer used wool aubusson for making its front part, while the back is made of red velvet. The cushion cover is a tapestry that shows the picture of a wild and deserted corner of nature, just like the nature of Heathcliff. And, what’s even more beautiful and inspiring, the cushion was made especially for being sold and the money used for charity. It support a charity project called Maggie’s that helps cancer affected people. The cushion costs about £495, but it cannot be purchased online. However, you can buy it from the showroom of Rug Company and half the money goes to Maggie’s foundation.