Wednesday, 3 March 2010
This is some of my research for my final major project, where I will be producing a selection of work for interiors (comprising of wallpaper and fabric). The striking selection of designs for the British Surface Design of the Year 2009 (featured in Elle Decoration magazine)shows that there are some incredibly talented up and coming designers. The strong architectural plant drawings, as shown by this design for Farrow & Ball, are very striking and would make a strong statement on the wall. Using just a single colour and strong graphic drawing, works amazingly well filling the entire paper area. Drawing is a fundamental part of my work and helps to maintain a personal connection to my work.
This image is from a current designer, Neisha Crosland, featuring one of her wallpaper designs (entitled Hedgehog), she really promotes drawing as part of her work, and has been known to draw to scale on lining paper on the wall, when working out her designs. There is a great fluidity to her drawing, whilst the enlarged scale of her design manages to fill the wallspace without overcrowding the paper.