“Anart is Scottish Gaelic for cloth, Cuirm is Scottish Gaelic for feast.”
Anart.Cuirm is a new linen brand for a bold and expressive tabletop. Rooted in the exploration of art, pattern and colour — the collection launched in 2022 with a triptych of distinctive prints. Linen napkins, placemats and tablecloths are available as individual pieces rather than typical sets — enlightening customers to live with less formality and more flair.
The prints are developed in-house by founders and close friends Nancy Rohde and Sarah Shepherd. Inspiration is gleaned from a breadth of sources including discoveries from exhibitions, travels, flea markets and brocantes. The fabric is a linen union composition made from Belgian yarn, woven in the UK and printed at Glasgow’s Centre of Advanced Textiles. The result is a bold collection in a refined colour palette, that will positively energise your dining table.
Nancy and Sarah share an enthusiasm for beautiful but unconventional design that is skilfully produced. Both descend from Scottish ancestry and maintain their common roots with great affection — often holidaying on Gaelic home ground, with families in tow.
Sarah’s heritage extends to her art education — a textiles alumni from the Glasgow School of Art, she has an accomplished career within the world of interiors. A consultant to influential brands, prestigious forecasting & advertising agencies and an award winning architectural firm — her expert design eye, global perspective and love of colour is what drives her on.
Nancy followed photography studies by establishing herself as a stylist in the early 90s. She has since become a notable figure within the fashion industry, working with prestigious photographers and established publications. Nancy has over 25 years experience consulting with leading designers and esteemed brands, editing collections in North America, Asia and Europe. She maintains her decades-long collaboration with Dries Van Noten, well known for his unlikely combinations of colour and print.