Meet the Maker:
Meet the artists behind your favorite products!
In late 2009, after working for both fashion and interior design companies,
Zeena decided to quit her day job and create her own brand of hand printed textiles,
determined to make a living doing what she loves. Having graduated with a BA in printed textile design from Chelsea School of Art and inspired by her love of Scandinavian textiles, fabric, screen printing and her growing pattern collections, ‘Zeena’ was launched in June 2010. A collection of hand silk screen printed and hand made home accessories, all her products are crafted in her East London studio making each item truly unique. Zeena carefully sources all her materials from the UK her sticky tape is made in Lancashire, her cards printed in West Sussex and she is currently working with a Scottish mill to weave her limited edition blanket collection. Zeena creates home accessories that bring colour and fun to your home.
Zeena also runs a programme of craft workshops with museums and from her East London studio, inspiring people to get making.
Matt Pugh designs and produces contemporary furniture and home accessories. Working with a small team of artisans and craftsmen in a workshop nestled in the rolling hills near Bath in the west of England.
With longevity in mind, creating refined and beautifully crafted pieces from quality sustainable materials, combining simple detailing with a splash of colour. Choosing natural materials for their timeless quality and minimal impact on the environment, each piece is designed and made to last more than a life time.
Linda Bloomfield designs and makes tableware based on her thrown porcelain, with dimples and visible throwing lines showing the hand of the maker. She uses a tactile satin matt glaze on the outside and colour on the inside. She makes her own range of glazes and is particularly interested in the translucent colours obtained using oxides rather than commercial stains. She has written several books on glazes and teaches a course on colour in glazes at the famous art & design school, West Dean College, in Sussex England.
Sofie Rolfsdotter like to mix different techniques and mannerisms, inspired primarily by nature and animals, but also of thoughtful quotes and lyrics. Favorite Medium is thin, black markers, but a large and recurring love for watercolor and liquid ink is always there in the background.
In 2010 Sofie 30 years old and wanted to explore new adventures in life. Creativity had always been there in some form, but she hardly knew how to keep a pen and brush. She resigned from her job and applied to a 1-year course at an art school in Österlen. Five years later, Sofie works as an illustrator and designer and has had his work published in decoration magazines worldwide, and has worked with brands like G.A.P, and various stylists and advertising agencies.
Eva's brand Scandinaviaform started summer 2013. Eva says - Creation and new ideas has always fascinated me. I am intrigued by how creations impact a room and the atmosphere of a house. I strive to make products that make the individual feel special, acting as a finishing touch to a room and provide positive inspiration. Interaction, conversation and laughter is just as important. Finding the right balance and creativity. She studied at Lund, design at Folk University, worked across Europe before returning back to Malmö.
Functional, aesthetic, stylish, full of creativity – design that allow the personality to flourish. It’s all about finding the right balance and, above all, a great mix of personal style.