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The beautiful work of Gill Wilson

On October 24th, 2011 by .

This is the stunning work of Gill Wilson, a designer I came across at Origin 2011, I remember walking past Gills stand and being totally struck by the beauty of her pieces.

Gill Wilson produces handmade paper using natural plant fibre as the raw material for architectural and interior schemes.  The pulp is hand dyed to produce a palette which ranges from the most subtle natural tones to full colour saturation. Any range of colours, hues and tones can be achieved.  Textures range from richly fibrous to perfectly smooth and are further enhanced by tooling, casting, spraying and layering. The finished artwork can be produced to any size, from domestic spaces to installations of unlimited scale.  You can see more of Gills gorgeous work here.

Trend: Bright & Graphic

On October 20th, 2011 by .

All things bright & graphic, this is the next big trend that is slowly filtering it’s way down to the interiors market.  I don’t know if you remember, but we published a trend story on graphic and digital prints last year when it was popular with fashion.  Brights is something that has been around for a while but now it’s being combined with graphic prints, also look out for bold and crazy illustrations on textiles and furniture; there are going to be some shocking designs coming your way, here is a good example of what I am talking about, this a great piece in the ES by Barbara Chandler.  Major retailers and independent designers such as Zoe Murphy are at the forefront of this look.  Zoe, takes ordinary pieces of furniture and adorns them with cool illustrative images and transfers using a bold and clashing palette of pink, red and orange, I am a huge fan of her chest of drawers (image below).  Another favourite of mine is Rachel Gornall, who makes hand dyed stitched textiles.  I saw her work at Origin this year and it was simply stunning.  Then of course there was the Anthony Hartley chair at LDF, that everyone was talking about.  Anthony’s work is so current and best of all every multicoloured piece has its own unique colour sequence, its DNA, which is authenticated and registered to its new owner, my favourite piece is the Edna 1, it has the bright multi colored drawers but with a simple wooden casing – ‘Like’  The chairs are from Emeco, handmade from 80% recycled Aluminum.  Apparently it takes 77 steps to get there but it means that they are designed to last for 150 years, that’s some promise!








Rachel Gornall

Gill Wilson

Heart Home Magazine shoot

On October 18th, 2011 by .

Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of posts recently, things have been really hectic with the launch of our new style service, and so blogging has been really difficult.
I thought I would post some pictures from the shoot I styled for Heart Home magazine as we have just received the high res pics.  The magazine launched last month and has been really well received, well done guys and thanks for the front cover! xx