The Patternbank team returned to Kensington Olympia once again for Top Drawer & Home‘s Autumn 2015 show. With a wealth of new and innovative designers on show in the Spotted at Top Drawer area, curated by the freelance writer and author Charlotte Abrahams, the show was as vibrant as ever. Top Draw’s Academy Masterclass showcased an impressive crowd of top entrepreneurs and business experts, from Wayne Hemingway, MBE to Patricia van der Akker from The Design Trust, not to mention Patternbank’s very own Trend Editor, Neil Elliott, all taking centre stage to inspire and innovate. Here’s a little taste of Patternbank’s Top picks from the show.
French illustrator and printmaker Hellomarine, now Uk based spends her time working on various projects balancing her time between commissioned work and personal projects. Her bold and colourful work has appealed to an impressive list of clients from Lacoste to The NY Times. See more on her website here
Super LdN was created by Steven after a 10 year stint as a retailer on portobello Road. These unique cards challenge the generic greeting card market with quirky elements and punky themes, each card is like a small work of art. See the full collection here.
Design and printmaking duo Orwell and Goode are based in the Scottish borders creating their individual collections of printed homewares from their studio in a converted stable block. Read more about their story and see their full range of products here
With a background in children’s book illustration and textile design Chantal Renn found the progression into wallpaper design a natural one. Renn says, “I had noticed that it was not easy to find children’s wallpaper that is both intricately illustrated and contemporary in design”. Her website is currently under construction, but keep an eye out for her designs popping up on the high street.
The Black Rabbit was started in 2006 by designer Lindsay Marsden who trained in knitwear at the Royal College of Art. Her products designed and made to your order in little studio by the sea just outside Margate, Kent in England. See more on her website here
The Dybdahl Co. has been run by Danish designer Henrik Dybdahl since 1988. The self confessed heritage adventurer browsed through hundreds of amazing collections in libraries, museums and archives around the world. Once Henrik found an interesting historical piece, he would begin redrawing the images and adjusting colours, contrasts and details to make it shine as it would have done back in the day or altering the original to add a modern twist. See his website here.
Lorna Syson’s unique designs simultaneously spark nostalgia and represent a simplified beauty of the British outdoors. Inspired by her own childhood memories, such as blackberry picking amongst hedgerows, Lorna’s extraordinary designs are inspired by the everyday. See more on her website here.
This family run business based in the idyllic countryside in the heart of Sussex, combines artist Lesley Anne Goudman Peachey’s paintings with homewares and gift ideas to create bright and eclectic pieces. See more from Pickwell Studios here..
These British made products are produced by established illustrator Jane Tattersfield. Her illustrations are from original oil paintings in a highly colourful and intricately decorative style, with influences from India, South America, textile, folk and ancient art. See her website here.