Funky textiles for Tent London 2010

by ercol on August 20, 2010

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Next month sees design show Tent London return as part of the London Design Festival.  Ercol will once again be exhibiting there and we’re really exciting to be working with some of the UK’s foremost fabric designers to bring you some very special pieces for the show.

Donna Wilson is perhaps best known for her quirky knitted creatures, but her studio has a whole range of products, including cushions, blankets, ceramics and stationery.  Donna set up her company in 2003 after making the odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art.  Nowadays her hardworking team create products that are available in 25 countries around the globe, including John Lewis stores in the UK, where you can buy a selection of her cushions.

Donna will be doing two special versions of our 355 Studio Couch for Tent London, one based on her printed fabrics and another with chunky knitted covers.

For our second collaboration, we must thank Barbara Chandler who writes for the Evening Standard and Homes & Gardens, amongst others, for the connection.  She drew to our attention a vintage ercol chair that young, fabric designer Sarah-Jayne Guest had reupholstered in her own fabrics for One Year On, part of this year’s New Designers show.  Sarah-Jayne studied Printed Textiles at Loughborough University.  For Tent London, we will be showing our Windsor chair in black with seat pads made from her fabrics.

That’s not all…… we have some other special treats in store for the show – more to follow….

Donna Wilson

Sarah-Jayne Guest

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