This is my graduate collection of patterns and print for interior surfaces. This collection is inspired by my journey to Milan in recent February, just before COVID-19 put the world on pause. Due to the pandemic, I have spent most of my final part of the degree, in lockdown. This has had a huge effect on how I work as a designer. Being limited to the tools at home and my laptop, it was a real struggle to develop the body of work I originally intended. However, I feel that I have overcome this personal problem, by going back to traditional drawing and painting, as well as my all-time favourite lino cutting.
This collection is inspired by the botanical elements found in Milan Botanical Gardens, and throughout the city I was inspired by architecture and high end store furniture. I was also heavily influenced by wallpaper designers Christian Lacroix, Nina Cambel, Cole & Son and interior designers Anna Hayman, Avalana Designs, Harriet Popham.
This collection is intended to fit within the dark interior trend. Bring dark saturated palettes alive in a space with vibrant and subtle prints. The collection is designed to be suitable for interiors wallcoverings, soft furnishings and hard natural surfaces, for example wood.