Studio Seven: One Year On
New Designers has opened this week including the return of One Year On, a selection of last year’s graduates who are already making a name for themselves. Studio has made a shortlist of seven from One Year On 2016 to help you make the most of your visit.
Compiled by Rebecca Hoh
Katie Gillies graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2015, with a first-class honours degree in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design and now specialises in surface and material innovation. Inspired by minimalist architecture she creates panels in glass, concrete, metal, woods and plastic.
Bold and graphic Artefakt Rugs was set up in 2015 by Michal Tylicki, a former student at Koszalin University Of Technology in Poland and also Grennan Mill Craft School in Thomastown, Ireland where he studied batik and woven textiles. This is Owl in 100% pure wool.
Studio Haran is a husband-and-wife team who create Scandinavian-style furniture in their rural farm workshop based near Falmouth in Cornwall. Elemental is their debut furniture and lighting range and the Tipi pendant light and Lace coffee table are both in English ash. They also recently won an award from EtsyUK.
Kingston graduate Charlie Dedman is launching his Turner Range including the solid oak, steam bent and lathe turned Carver chair, above. Charles is exploring an emerging field in the design-craft industry. He calls it Craft-Tech, ‘the theme of updating traditional processes with modern tooling’.
Moroccan Lamps are by Samuel Bellamy, a Furniture & Product Design graduate from Nottingham Trent University. The three forms are available in perforated aluminium, copper, brass and powder-coated colour finishes. Custom finishes and fabric cable choices available upon request.
With a background in the contemporary art scene, Sarah Christensen Design will be showing FOYA, an excitingly shaped, push open, handleless sideboard in fumed oak with punchy details of yellow acrylic, inspired by a designer jacket with a flamboyant lining.
Supported by the Craft Councils Hothouse Programme 2016, Lydia Mary is a dynamic illustrator, textile print maker specialising in screen printing. Face It in Jade (above) features her one of her signature creatures, monsters and characters, all full of vibrant character.