Liverpool Design Festival is delighted to present its key exhibitors for the Design Show 2011 which will take place at St. George's Hall in the centre of Liverpool. The Show will run from Friday 7th October to Sunday 9th October 2011.
Tatty Devine is Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden. The two designers set up the company ten years ago, and still run it completely independently. A witty, offbeat brand, Tatty Devine has become a cult classic of British fashion.
Harriet and Rosie still design every piece, and 99% of the jewellery is made by hand in Tatty Devine’s own workshops (one in London and one in Kent). Each year, two main collections are launched at London Fashion Week, and there’s a permanent collection of popular classics.
Tatty Devine were one of the ﬁrst companies to open a fashion boutique on London’s famous Brick Lane in 2001. A central London boutique followed in 2004, and was relocated to a bigger space in Covent Garden’s Seven Dials last year. The launch was celebrated with a ceremonial parade through the West End. Popular in Japan, America, Australia and Europe, Tatty Devine has always attracted people with their own unique sense of style, and there are now over 200 Tatty Devine stockists worldwide.
All Kirsty Hull's chairs are upholstered using traditional methods and materials, with tied springs and hand embroidered covers. Choose a piece from the main collection or from the 'one off' vintage finds lovingly restored and redesigned. Kirsty also provides a full re-upholstery service and, due to the traditional way she works, can alter designs and fabrics to suit your needs. The result is uniquely and expertly crafted furniture that will be with you for a lifetime.
Kirsty studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art and went on to train in traditional upholstery with the AMUSF.
Lazerian is a creative practice that began in 2006, set up by Liam Hopkins, a Manchester born designer-maker.
Based in an ex- hat factory in Manchester, the practice is focused on the creation of functional objects through playful investigation of materials and processes, and seeks to imbue objects with a bit of soul.
The practice works on a variety of projects, including furniture, interiors, and objects. Lazerian designs are available from selected retailers and the online shop.
CURIOUSA & CURIOUSA
Esther started her professional life as a graphic designer, forming a successful agency in Derbyshire in 2001. But after more than a decade in the industry she felt ready for a new challenge and so returned to Nottingham Tent University in 2007 to study for a BA in Decorative Arts, leaving the agency under the management of her husband who joined in 2002. During her studies she was able to try her hand at many disciplines, from surface pattern, to lighting design, before achieving success with a series of extraordinary glass lamps.
Having graduated with a first class honours degree, Esther launched her own brand, Curiousa & Curiousa at Tent London in September 2010, showcasing her talents for hand blown glass lights, fabric and wallpaper design as well as upholstery and furniture design. Tent proved an incredible springboard, with orders flowing over the next twelve months from interior designers and architects as well as an impressive list of prestigious clients, including Liberty’s, Harlequin and TK Max.
THEO BY THORSTEN VAN ELTEN
Thorsten Van Elten is a producer of Design, as a producer he brings together the designer and the appropriate supplier. These products then form part of the thorsten van elten range and are sold in many shops in many cities in many countries around the world. His aim is and always has been to produce wherever possible in the UK but occasionally he is forced to produce elsewhere in the European Community.
During his years in the industry Thorsten has met quite a few like-minded people who do similar things in different countries, so he thought it would be nice to make these more easily available in the UK. It made perfect sense that alongside his own products Thorsten would distribute a few select ranges for the UK market only.
Thorsten will be bringing his new alter ego ‘Theo’ to Liverpool for the Design Show, Theo is Thorsten’s new online shop, bringing together some of the most innovative designers in the UK.
Claudette Joseph can count Helen Mirren and Julie Christie as customers, and her latest collection combines influences and inspirations from the 1940's and 50's. Coats are tailored and dresses have pleating and seam details that give an alluring feminine edge which is juxtaposed with masculine touches in a mouthwatering palette of midnight blues, jade greens, soft pinks and creams with deep reds.
The Design Show will give visitors an opportunity to meet Claudette, see her work and order or buy directly from her as her clothes are not yet available in shops or boutiques in the North West.Tweet