One To Watch: Clare Nicolson

27th January 2012
I am obsessed since discovering Clare Nicolson’s products. Sweet and colourful her designs are heavily influenced by vintage textiles and beautiful patterned paper. Founded in 2004 Clare Nicolson has been going from strength to strength. I was lucky enough to meet this talented designer last week at the Home London show. What a lovely lady indeed, so friendly and charming just like her pretty patterns.
Here Clare tells us a little bit more about her lovely self.
When did you realise you had a passion for design?
I’ve always been creative since childhood. I was always making something! When I learned to knit and sew as a child I always had several projects on the go (most of them unfinished) making gifts for friends or things for my bedroom.

Where do you inspirations come from?
I’m heavily influenced by vintage textiles and ceramics, particularly from the 60s and 70s. Pattern was just so much more exciting back then. So many beautiful colours and florals! I’m also very much inspired by birds which are featured in most of my designs. I’ve always found them fascinating to watch and to create through textiles. They have such a familiar and friendly shape.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?
I think the highlight is getting recognition for my designs from lots of different magazines and being stocked in shops that I only ever dreamed of selling in when I started.

What do you hope to achieve in 5 years time?
I’d love to develop the range over the next few years to include more than just textiles. I’d love to have my designs on ceramics, and develop a successful homeware brand that will hopefully become a household name.

What famous artists/designers do you admire or inspires you the most?
I’ve always admired the work of collage artist Sara Fanelli. I also love Alexander Girard and illustrator Alain Gree

In five words how would you describe yourself
Independent, pattern obsessed, colourful, vintage-inspired, giggly.

What 5 things couldn’t you live with out?

Guacamole, my sewing machine, high-waisted jeans, my camera, hot sauce.


1 Comment

  1. La Guinda de TU pastel

    30th January 2012 at 2:46 pm

    unos cojines muy alegres y originales!!

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