How and why did the collaboration with Kelling Designs come about and how did the concept come together?
I first met Emma through a mutual friend, we met and I showed her my portfolio.
She thought my work was fresh and relevant and we agreed to use one of my existing designs as the start for a collaboration with Kelling Designs.This was a wallpaper with 1950s fashion models and their dogs set in various well known Paris locations (quite camp) Emma suggested that I come up with two more wallpaper designs on a similar theme in different decades and different cities. We arrived at London in the 60s and New York in the 70s and so I set to drawing out the new models with their dogs in the relevant locations.
I took the drafts over to Emma and her team where we edited them. Together we set out the finished designs into a flowing repeat and selected the different colourways ready for the printer.
Where do you take your inspiration from?
Most of my inspiration is taken from very traditional sources such as animals and nature, one’s interpretation, and a unique colour palette makes the design yours. If possible I like to have a conversational narrative within my work and if possible some humour as well.
Which is your favourite design?
My personal favourite is the 1950s Paris wallpaper.