Whether personally or at work, life is not a solitary affair … its about creating connections, building relationships. In putting together a presentation for the London Design Festival, I come to rely on those friendships I’ve nutured over the years.
Preparing this installation was a more epic task than in previous years. Alluring opportunities presented themselves. Under the guidance and inspiration of creative director Wandjina Glasheen-Brown, I had the chance to exhibit the studio's work in the dreamily elegant Marylebone HQ of Jo Malone London…a prospect both thrilling and intimidating in its scale. At Emily Johnson's invitation I was able to create the Penny vase and indulge a fantasy for hand painting ceramics for 1882Ltd.
I worked with James Waddell at James Furniture to produce a set of sculpturally shaped coffee and side tables and continued a successful collaboration with Pinch London, upholstering their beautiful forms with my new jacquard designs.
Nikki Tibbles brought in her team of experts from Wild at Heart to create a floral wonderland and artist Dove Drury Hornbuckle worked his hand touched magic with a series of ceramic cake stands and platters.
And none of this would have been possible without keen consultation with set designer Charlotte Lawton and photographer /designer Brian Reyes.
My starting point is with the colors... what are the colors already in the room and what am I wanting to exhibit. In this instance I was focused on 2 new MTS jacquard textile collections: PINK CLOUD and THE ROSE. I am quite in love with color right now, all pinks and yellows...colors of happiness.
It's magical when the daylight is beautiful... The sun shone on London for the whole week of the festival and I hope I've captured its wonderfulness in these images... I'm always reluctant to turn the lights on....