Dale Kaplan has been designing objects of beauty at 68 Jay Street since 1993. She is a well known figure in the Dumbo neighborhood where she works in her studio overlooking the Manhattan Bridge.
Armed with scissors, glue, heat transfer paper, and a vintage copier she has combined these mediums to create her own signature textile art form. She is known for her home furnishings, accessories and mono-prints.
Her sources of inspiration include spools of thread, tin foil, Brooklyn, knit patterns, French vintage textiles, nature, human nature, urban construction graphics, robots, bunnies, the alphabet, and the imaginary love lives of fruits and vegetables.
Whimsical, poetic and sometimes esoteric, Kaplan's goal is to inspire a sense of beauty, happiness and surprise.
Her clients have included The Brooklyn Museum, Garnet Hill, The Queens Museum, ABC Carpet and Home, Canvas Home as well as fine boutiques in the U.S.A. and Japan. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Pattern Pulp, Bric Arts TV and Food and Wine Magazine among others.
Dale is old school, still answers the phone, and enjoys talking to her customers. You can reach her at 718-233-7973 or through the contact page of this site.