Taking inspiration from nature and the wealth of cultural design inspiration from East Asia, focusing on Japan, China, and Vietnam. I aim to produce a collection of luxurious furnishing designs focusing on fabrics and wallpapers. Mostly looking at the beauty within nature throughout literal motifs and then textures within certain elements for inspiration.
My process involves my own drawings and interpretation of subjects such as birds, florals and architecture that has helped me form my design hand-writing during my time at University. The collection will capture hand painted qualities throughout. Combinations of digital and screen print processes help develop my work both graphically and with finishing effects such pearlescent and metallic pigments. I like my patterns and motifs to look inherent to the fabric and paper bases.
The main style I have been inspired by chinoiserie style. Throughout my Honours project I’ve highly been inspired by de Gournay, alongside Dianne Hill. Some other designers that I discovered when in Paris were Christian Fischbacher and Pirre Frey, I am inspired by their design layouts and colour use.
The collection has been designed for a high-end interior decoration market. Targeting both residential and hospitality interiors. It will be sustainable as possible by using high quality natural and cellulosic fabrics. The fabrics are timeless and will be seasonless with the use of colour. Exploring silk wallpapers throughout. My collection would sit alongside designers such de Gournay and Pierre Frey. My designs would be made to order, this allows customization and sustainability.
My collection displays an exportation of silk wallpapers. Many Chinoiserie wallpapers are silk habotai or de chine. I developed my own silk wallpaper using silk satin viscose, this displays devore technique and screen printing unlike the traditional method being hand painting onto the fabric.