Rowan Mersh is a multi-media sculptor who explores form through intuitive application of a material’s inherent qualities. His diverse and experimental approach to creation is epitomised by his ability to take very ordinary materials and transform them into the extraordinary. From textile sculpture to kinetic and interactive installation, Mersh’s pieces are inventive and multipurpose, bridging the realms of art, design and fashion. Mersh, a graduate of the Royal College of Art in 2005, continues to live and work in London. Check out more of his incredible works on his website here.

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The Patternbank team have been researching the latest print and pattern trends for Interiors Spring/Summer 2019. This market is awash with different looks to choose from right now, but dark midnight blue to black seems to be a hot favourite, with a new twist on the ongoing tropical theme. To add some glamour accessories like flamingoes, cacti and pineapple lamps, with rich golds and copper tones are key to this look. Keep an eye out for more interior trend reports on Patternbank.

Tropical Palms / Dark Palm Forests / Vintage Hawaiian Bark Prints / Green on Green / Dark Navy and Black Colour Palettes / Fern Leaf Prints / Banana Leaves / Tropical Beach Landscapes

Image credits: Palm Tree plate – Plumo, Primark, Fan Palm Pattern by Hum Estúdio, House of Hackney, Wild Tropical by Mini Bettina, Tropical Embroidery by Hum Estúdio, Paul Smith Spring 2018


Classical Flamingo Mural Paintings / Faux Taxidermy / Bold and Bright Palm Leaves / Soft Pinks / Emerald Greens / Flamingo Pink / Illustrative Drawing Styles / Mural Borders

Image credits: Salon Residence, Faux Flamingo Bird, Graphic Jungle by Katya Rozz, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little, Burcu-221 by Burcu Korkmazyürek, Dreamy Wall


Slick Leaf Photography / Luxe Tropicals / Gold and Copper Touches / Rich Tones / Shiny Surfaces / Varied Texture / Pattern Cover-Ups / Rich Velvets

Image credits: PrintsProject, muralswallpaper.com, Maboun Unlimited Ideas, Tropic Banana Leaf by Susi Jianyi, Found on Pinterest, Tropical Lucid by Hum Estúdio, Abigail Ahern, Limerence Wallpaper Ink by House of Hackney

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Patternbank are loving the vibrant and colourful work of Alaskan born artist Kim Sielbeck. When not creating colorful, bright art, Kim is traveling, playing surf guitar in her band Puppies, reading, hiking, or sailing around the islands. She shows her work in several self-publishing art and comics shows every year. Kim’s client list is impressive, with Nylon Magazine, Time Out New York, and Buzzfeed included in previous collaborations. See more of Kim’s bright and uplifting work on her site kimsielbeck.com

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The Patternbank Team bring you the key Print Trends from the  Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear Catwalk shows, alongside our curated print designs from The Patternbank Online Textile Studio. Check out our Summer 2018 collection of prints at The Patternbank Studio.

ORIENT » Dolce & Gabbana  / Pb17 by mrdgk / Hand Drawn Koi Fish in Orchideas by Magdalena Maczewska / Band of Outsiders / Carpe Diem by Morselli MattiaCarpe Diem by Morselli Mattia / Emporio Armani

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

BLOOMING » Antonio Marras / Flowers Together by Riverside Bonfire Studio (Premium Studio) / MSGM / Flowers in Black & White by MKDesigns / Frost Rose by Kathleen Ney (Premium Studio) / No.21

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

HAWAIIAN VACATION » Dsquared / Blue Hawaiian by Shock Rider Creative Studio / Dries Van Noten / Ami / Palm Angels / Lush Jungle by Katya Rozz / Black Outlines Hibiscus With Leaves and Flowers by Christine Lara

Designs available to buy on The Patternbank Studio, Catwalk images via Vogue.com

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Justyna Wołodkiewicz creates wonderful abstract and beautifully unique embroideries, adding polymer clay to produce 3-Dimensional surfaces, that appear to grow from their traditional wooden hoops. Each piece is unique in colour, texture and shape, evolving in a spontaneous and organic way. The finished pieces look a little bit like living organisms or curious plant life from the deep, you can see more on her Instagram and purchase her works from her Etsy shop.

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We recently went to Première Vision New York at Pier 94 on the 18 – 19 July 2017. It was a great show with all the studios and fabric manufacturers ready for the new Autumn/Winter 2018 /19 season. Whilst we were there, we took the opportunity of visiting the trend forum areas. Many thanks to our eyes and ears in New York and Patternbank Designer Alice Lam of Circlealine.

Below is our quick recap of the key print trends that the Premiere Vision Fashion teams have highlighted for Autumn/Winter 2018/19.

Rough Textures / Marble Paintings / Raw Soft / Shadowy Depth / Metallicized Mineral Surfaces / Tonal Darks / Cloudy Uneven / Tone on Tone

Image credits: Marble Texture Blue Black White Patterns by Oana Soare, Fluorite – Minerva Mine, Hardin Co, Illinois, Found on Pinterest, Elie Saab Resort 2018, Fingal’s Cave Scotland, Underwater Sea Cave Found on Pinterest, Crystal Cave Rock, Oil by Ray Collins, Psyche Marbled Swim by Alice Lam


1920’s Gothic / Inverted Florals / Large Scale Blossoms / Elaborate Placements / Rich Borders / Enigmatic Opulence / Rich Tones / Dyed Shearling

Image credits: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries ABC, Victorian Gothic Found on Pinterest, Dark Garden by Susi JianyiAutumn Plants and Leaves Gradient Background by Oana Soare, Zardozi Embroidery, Lithograph Dark Floral Pattern by Omerta, Fendi Couture Fall 2017


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Shop our latest Print & Pattern Trend Report for Fall/Winter 2018/19 – Vision 5:

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages, and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 5: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Historical Life / Belle / Paisley Obsessions

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The Patternbank trends team featured Matt W. Moore’s captivating geometric artworks in our Autumn/Winter 2018/19 Raw Nature Materials Trends, for the recent London Textile Fair. Moore’s ‘Mosaic Mandala Series’ explored the beauty of Utah and the celebrate the native colour palette of the landscape. After traveling to Utah for an artist residency with SUMMIT on Powder Mountain, Moore skilfully arranged found river pebbles, dried wild grasses and bark to create these stunning nature inspired mandalas. Explore more of his work here.

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Wow, Patternbank is loving Gucci’s latest Campaign for Fall-Winter 2017. Rewind to the 50s/60s and Sci-fi B-movie aliens and fantastical worlds. Enhanced colour filters and retro future visuals beam you to a surreal universe. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele worked with Photographer Glen Luchford and art direction by Christopher Simmonds, to visit worlds straight from the back catalog of iconic TV classic ‘Star Trek’ – ‘Beam me up Scotty!’ See Gucci’s fantastical campaign in its entirety below.

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Today Patternbank are featuring the work of  Luiza Cazal Print Studio in our ongoing series highlighting our fantastic designers here on the Patternbank Textile Print Design Studio. The studio is based in Sydney, Australia and joined Patternbank last year. We asked about what inspires their designs and a little but about how the patterns are produced, “we are inspired by how digital and traditional techniques and methods together create beautiful designs. We are proficient in both the digital space ( photoshop and illustrator ) As well as traditional painting and drawing, which is something are proud to offer. We like to let the trends Inspire our design but we never design to a trend, which we think keeps our work fresh. To stay on top of trends we like to go window shopping weekly just to see what is current”.

Check out more of Luiza Cazal Print Studio’s work here on her Patternbank Studio profile page.

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Patternbank are loving this visually enhanced photographic series entitled ‘Constructed’, by artist, illustrator and designer Pawel Nolbert. Pawel blends graphic and photography elements and poses questions like: where does the “photo” end and “graphy” begin?  The use of what tools make it a photography, and distinct it from a graphic? Does it make sense to create that distinction anymore?
Pawel has a high calibre of companies that he has worked for, these include Nike, Google, Apple, Sony and Disney to name a few. See more of his jaw dropping work at nolbert.com

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Patternbank thought we’d share the brilliant collage work of Brazilian artist Rodrigo Torres, well known for his expertise in carefully cutting and assembling colourful bank notes. “Money is seductive. The minute drawings on them are beautifully made, all decorated, most of them are full of colors, full of pride and depict landscapes, animals, flowers, important characters, important buildings, people working, studying, dancing, playing, celebrating, there’s no sadness, no starving people, no inequality, only the bright side.”

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Marc Martin is an illustrator, artist and book maker based in Melbourne, Australia. His illustrations have been commissioned by clients such as Monocle, Wired, The Financial Review, GQ, Luxury Travel, Telstra, The Australian Open Tennis Championships, The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and various publishers. You can check out much more of his awesome work on his website and Instagram.

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Buy our latest Print & Pattern Trend Report for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 – Vision 4:

We understand the fast moving design industry and aim to innovate and inspire you and your team so you are ahead of the curve for next season. We’ll be delivering a collection of inspiring and directional trend reports throughout the season. Each Vision trend alert contains 3 key seasonal print trends. Each trend theme includes an over arching directional mood page, 2 print direction pages and 2 colour usage pages.

Vision 4: AW 18/19 Print Trend Themes
Winter Gatherer / Fauna Cyanotype / Delicate History

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Patternbank brings you a snapshot of our favourite print designers seen at the recent  New Designers Graduate show in London.

The Patternbank team once again had the privilege of experiencing this years emerging talent at the New Designers Graduate show.  New Designers is the UK’s most important graduate design exhibition, full of innovation and fresh thinking. Part 1 of the graduate show focused on Textiles and surface pattern design courses and was the ultimate event to spot the next wave of creative talent to hit the industry.

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El Gato Chimney paints nature with extraordinary detail, the natural world is given a magical twist, birdlife and other fantastical creatures, dressed in adornments of patterned fabrics, carry their homes, sometimes on fire, wherever they go. El Gato lives and works in Milan, Italy and began his career as a self taught artist, with an interest in graffiti, street art, steampunk culture and surrealism. His research for his work includes subjects such as alchemy, ancient and modern art, magic, mirabilia, occultism, popular folklore, spiritualism and tribal art. Check out his Instagram for more of his magical birdlife and the James Freeman Gallery where his paintings are currently on show.

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The studio strive to create mind tickling and unexpected experiences through materiality and technology. With a background in architecture and spatial design Wang & Söderström combines, collects and explores physical elements in a digital environment. Utilising new technologies to shape tomorrow’s visual and spatial experiences. The multidisciplinary studio operate within visual communication and digital/physical fabrication as an important part of developing and stretching the boundaries within other fields such as spatial design, art and crafts. Check more incredible work out on their website.

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