Design Nation Gearing up for London Design Festival 2017
Category: Exhibitions

Design Nation gearing up for London Design Festival 2017

Working together has always been at the heart of Design-Nation's ethos and programme and they are delighted to present five of their members at this year's Decorex for whom this is also an important facet of their practice. One exhibitor who embraces collaboration is Jacky Puzey who creates her own extraordinary one-off machine embroideries, as well as offering a high tech bureau service to others. Her closely observed and colourful drawings of the natural world, especially exotic birds will be transformed into cocktail chairs being developed in close collaboration with a Bristol-based social enterprise who speciliase in upholstery.

Strong colour continues with furniture by Coucou Manou, makers of furniture in walnut and Valchromat, in beautiful solid colours with contemporary gilding, and award-winning Allistair Covell, artist turned rug designer, whose highly colourful and painterly rugs are handmade by specialist weavers in Afghanistan and Nepal, in fine wool. Jacky Puzey, Coucou Manou and Allistair Covell have all joined Design-Nation recently. Read an interview with Allistair on Design-Nation website.

Longer-standing members who are also making remarkable work are Melanie Porter and Snowden Flood. Melanie has always been known for her one-off statement pieces knitted in giant Aran, cable, stripes and Union Flags and upholstered onto found vintage furniture, as well as a range of home accessories. For Decorex Melanie is launching a new chair range - still upholstered in her distinctive hand-knits, but presented on new wooden frames, made especially for her. Snowden is a versatile product designer and also a big fan of vintage. American-born Snowden trained and then worked in textile design for many years, and now returns to her design roots, using an exciting textile archive to create beautiful new fabrics for interiors. We couldn't be more thrilled to be Melanie and Snowden's launch partners for these exciting new projects.

We'll be gradually sharing product images through social media and the Decorex website for all of these fabulous projects over the next seven weeks so do keep a look out for them.

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