What prompted you to start creating 3D and installation-based pieces?
During my final degree project ‘Mid-Century Redrawn’, I explored ways to curate and display my Mid-Century collection. My aim was to design a surreal environment in which my collection and collection-inspired pattern designs would fit and be showcased.
This involved thinking about 3D form for the first time. I played with the idea of producing a range of patterned wallpapers and printed fabrics in which I would cover furniture and objects to create this desired environment. This wasn’t working and didn’t reflect the unique shapes and forms in my collection pattern designs.
I then explored the possibilities of simply abstracting interesting shapes from my patterns, visualising these in 3D and making many miniature models... I had a vast selection of 3D forms in which I refined and curated together until I was happy with a collection of surreal forms. This then became my final degree installation ‘Mid-Century Redrawn’.
Tell us about a favourite recent project...
Recently I have been working on a personal project, designing a footwear collection. I adore shoes and am fascinated by the craftsmanship, attention to detail and meticulous making process involved.
My footwear collection is still in the early design stage and I am finding the design process so inspiring—I enjoy experimenting with combining shapes, forms, textures and colours together in unusual ways to create unique wearable sculptures.