de Designers – Ministry of Textiles



Oat Studio

With over a decade in the Textile Industry following a background of art and photography study and practice, Sarah Annand established OAT Studio.

Sarah is passionate about the creative process and producing Australian designed textiles for our Interiors. ‘My aesthetic is influenced by architecture, which has been a love of mine for as long as I can remember. This passion for our built environment runs throughout my creative journey; with my early photography studies around 15 years ago focusing on architecture of New Zealand; dissecting the shapes of building facades and creating new architectural compositions with the fractured images. When I relocated to Canberra 5 years ago, it was hard not to be inspired by the incredible brutalist and modernist structures we are so fortunate to be surrounded by.

Two babies later and working in the local creative community in Canberra, I was inspired to pick up my painting and photography again. With a career in the textile industry it felt natural to draw on my love for architecture and design and create patterns using the shapes and forms of buildings. From these photos and paintings I have created designs for fabrics with an architectural influence and a thoughtful colour palette.’

Barbara Osorio

Located in the seaside sunny village of Cascais, Barbara Osorio Fabrics is a Portuguese textile brand for interior designers who prefer natural fibers, unique patterns and boldness in the use of colours. Plain and printed linen, as well as soft natural textures, prevail in our collections providing an accurate choice of fabrics for curtains and upholstery. We are a dynamic team, each of us with different professional backgrounds, who got together to build a challenging project in which we truly believe.

“After more than 20 years of working with fabrics, I am very proud to present Barbara Osorio fabrics. I am involved in the creative process in which every detail is important. My motivation derives from many years of experience and a true passion for yarns, fabrics and colors. I value fabrics for all its complexity and the way all its elements merge to create a useful piece of work with the purpose of bringing comfort to our daily lives. Endless possibilities for coordinating fabrics within the various collections are fascinating. Fabrics can have a fresh look when combined with new color variations. I personally enjoy to be surprised with unpredictable and creative fabric combinations, when different patterns and colors are put together in the same room. Barbara Osorio fabrics provides a range of products with a creative perspective on how to use fabrics.”


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.

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.