Scotland’s rich history of producing some famous names has had their inventions becoming commonplace in the typical home.
Glasgow fitted kitchen specialists DM Design, profiled Scottish designers to look out for and in so doing they discovered that developments continue to look bright in Scotland in the design scene, particularly interior design.
High-end luxury home accessories designs by Edinburgh based Mairi Helena feature a unique fine art feel with their abstract pattern designs and draw inspiration from a photographic portfolio of Scotland.
Speaking about her work, Mairi said: “With both my parents being textile designers, I was brought up with an appreciation of design. Previously with the vibrant, earthy colours of the Scottish Borders landscape where I grew up, then seaward by the rustic, weathered, coastal fringe of Fife and now the bustling, pulsating Edinburgh sensations, I love fusing textiles, textures and photography to create fashionable prints.”
Aberfeldy based designer Angus Rock aims to create items which celebrate the traditional skills that go into fine furniture production. The award-winning designer’s Unstable Stool is arguably one of his most iconic works, fashioned from a single length of oak or ash which is steamed and bent round a former to form an incredibly strong rocker which is very effective too.
Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art, Jennifer Gray who is based in Edinburgh, uses traditional hand-carving methods which she enhances by tracking and incorporating emerging digital technologies to ultimately create an extraordinary collection of objects and jewellery pieces that fit homes perfectly.
Commenting on how she approaches her work, Jennifer explained: “I am interested in identifying then reinterpreting place, time and individual personalities. Re-told stories juxtapose historical and modern themes from an alternative perspective through objects, jewellery and the way these works are experienced by others.”
Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design graduate, Johanna Basford (Textile Design) started her own studio, where she was hand-printing a small selection of home accessories along with wallpaper. These days however, the illustrator and ink evangelist’s illustrations can be seen featured everywhere, from tattoos to beer labels and even colouring books – wallpaper too, of course.
Eliza Kesuma has lived and worked in Scotland for over ten years, although she was born in Jakarta. She is now the creative driving force behind Moody Monday, a screenprinting studio whose specialty is in bespoke prints for wall coverings, fabric and interior accessories. Prior to setting up Moody Monday in 2011, Eliza studied for a Textiles & Design degree at the Heriot Watt School of Textiles and Design, going on to work at a number of UK studios.
Glasgow based upholstery business, 10kH Ten Thousand Hours is operated by Silvia Perez & Rose Black and it allows them to learn new skills and be creative as they restore furniture through upholstery procedures. The pair met back at the City of Glasgow College, during their studies of Furniture Restoration.
In their personal statement on Craft Scotland, the pair stated: “We are committed to sourcing and using unique and beautiful textiles, exploring mixtures of textures and colours and maintaining a high quality, hand crafted service.”
With the Scottish design scene looking so bright and so many options to choose from, the typical fitted kitchen Glasgow interior designers and homeowners will want to go for can make for a true expression of their unique style.
Originally posted 2017-08-05 09:37:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter