Working With Southsea Deckchairs

(Credit: Southsea Deckchairs) Stephen Davies, formed the company in 1991, 10 years after working as deckchair attendant on Southsea beach during the summers. The first deckchair he produced took 3 weeks to make (as Davies had no previous wood-work experience). Since the company formed, the popularity has rocketed and they have become the leading UK retailer…

Introducing Bertie & Jack

Hi Guys! Got a blank space on your wall? Into bright, bold colours? Check out Bertie and Jack! Bertie & Jack is a contemporary art company, famous for their 'cut out' mounts with colourful backgrounds. "We create our popular ‘cut-out’ product by cutting our hand-drawn illustrations from mount board and layering patterns and prints behind…

Trend Alert: The Acapulco Chair

The Acapulco chair may look very contemporary, but they have been around for decades. The Acapulco chair was originally produced in a Mexican town named (you guessed it) Acapulco in the 1950s. Usually made of vinyl cords on a metal, slightly pear-shaped frame, the Acapulco chair has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating.…

Linden Homes Collaboration: Part 2

Hey guys, This is the second part of the Linden Homes project, this time, my scheme was based around Japanese Artist Ohara Koson. Ohara Koson was a Japanese painter and print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, specialising in Woodblock printing. (Examples of Koson's work) My next step was to create some fabric…

Heritage Hotel Project With Blendworth Interiors

Hi everyone! For my latest Uni project, I had the opportunity to work with Blendworth in order to create a collection of fabrics and wallcoverings based around the theme of 'heritage'. I then had to present the designs within a country hotel interior. Blendworth pride themselves on creating sophisticated designs with a clear link to British…