Designers

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Annie Coop

Annie Coop brings together the greatest hallmarks of Australian design to deliver a textile collection that promises vibrant colour composition, bold linework and an uncompromising approach to quality. Owned and operated by Melbourne-based designer Annie Cooper, designs are drawn from Annie’s background in printmaking and textile design alongside a long held interest in creating beautiful interior spaces. Taking cues from travels throughout Mexico and Spain, the original aesthetic of Annie Coop is one that is equal parts sophisticated and playful, a collection of printed textiles imbued with the spirit of adventure and creativity. Available in fabric and wallpaper for both residential and commercial projects, all designs are print to order on a selection of high quality base cloths through selected showrooms across the globe. All Annie Coop  design, production and manufacture is proudly conducted  locally in Melbourne, Australia and has been accredited by ECA the governing body that ensures supply chains are transparent.

Nichola Taylorson

Nichola Taylorson creates bespoke handmade luxury textiles, which are hand printed, combined with digital and hand embroidery, creating a tactile contemporary range of fabrics.  Her ideas and inspiration come from an extensive stint living and working in India, where she learnt many new design techniques, and her love of craft and traditional processes grew.  It was while in India that her business idea was born and began to blossom. She combines contemporary design methods with traditional craft and natural materials.   Nichola’s design journey began in 2011 after graduating from Leeds College of Art in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design.  She pursued an opportunity in the heart of bustling Mumbai working for a furnishing fabric manufacturing company as their European designer.  This is where her passion and expertise for digital embroidery grew. She found herself immersed in the rich Indian culture and was inspired by traditional craft techniques of block and mud print which is the concept behind her designs.  She works closely with artisans in Jaipur using 100% natural fabrics.

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Helen Bankers

Visual artist and photographer Helen Bankers fuses the past and the present in her latest  release of fabric works – the designs. ‘Country Garden’ is a modern take on 19thcentury scientific botanical illustrations, featuring a dark green backdrop with pops of curated colour in the form of belladonna, brunia, cosmos, hydrangea petals and greens, lisianthus, nigella, thistle and zinnia. ‘Blue Cosmos’ takes its inspiration from the leading designer of the arts and crafts movement, William Morris. Featuring the inky blues of the cosmos flower, it also references the Delft Blue pottery from The Netherlands, another influence on Helen. “I’m drawn to aesthetics which resonate on an emotional level, through our sense of  touch and visual memories.” She studied fine arts before choosing to explore her creativity through photography. The new designs are created from her photographic works printed onto luxury fabrics. “These latest works have evolved from my original limited edition works  on paper. I have enjoyed experimenting with the print process, using new technology to transfer the artworks onto beautiful linens and velvets.

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