One To Watch: Bianca Lorenne
There are some fabulous designers showcasing at this years interiors Home show. On today’s post I want to introduce you to Alison Nottingham, founder of Bianca Lorenne, a lovely New Zealand brand that produces truly exquisite bed linens and home textiles. January 2012 sees the UK launch of this gorgeous brand. I am completely besotted with her gorgeous accessories and cannot wait to meet the lovely Alison in Person.
Here Alison tells us a little bit more about herself and her brand.
When did you realise you had a passion for design?
I have always loved quilting and embroidery and it was a hobby of mine that I did at every spare moment!!! Along with my passion for interiors, it seemed a perfect fit to design a range of quality hand crafted special pieces of bed linen with a difference.
Where do you inspirations come from?
I draw design influences and inspirations from different centuries, cultures, traditions and techniques to provide our unique and exclusive collections. I often follow fashion techniques – dressing your bed instead of yourself. We strive to design timeless classics, with a slight quirky edge for that “wow” look. Sometimes a colour, a texture, a garment or even something simple as an embossed plate can provide inspiration for a new collection.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
My highlight has been starting Bianca Lorenne (named after my daughters Bianca and Lauren) 6 years ago. Building and developing a reputable brand that has grown to being distributed in New Zealand and Australia and now our exciting new launch into the UK . It is a career I absolutely adore!
What do you hope to achieve in 5 years time?
To continue to design inspirational and creative hand crafted bed linen and complementary products. To grow the range and build the Bianca Lorenne brand. I’d also like to distribute the product to other countries.
What famous artists/designers do you admire or inspires you the most?
Sibella Court, Trelise Cooper and Terence Conran.
In five words how would you describe yourself?
Passionate, enthusiastic, motivated, fun loving and caring.
What 5 things couldn’t you live with out?
Bianca Lorenne will be launching at Home this Sunday 15th January – 17th, If you’re in London then do make sure to pop by.