In the last few weeks we have been looking for young designers who we have something very special to offer.
In the first of our blogs on young designers we are pleased to introduce Paige Cartledge.
We highly value the craftsmanship and skill Paige has brought to her work. She produces delightful and detailed hand drawings which set her apart and gives her work a very distinctive look and feel.
In a world where so much is mass produced or developed by clever computer technology, it is so refreshing to meet a designer who is not scared to take the time to design something intricate and beautiful. It makes her work feel original and very special and we are thrilled to share it.
Paige graduated from University of the Arts London in 2014 and specialises in finely detailed illustrations which are often influenced by natural history museums and their displays. Combining her classic illustration style with a contemporary approach to design and creates beautiful homeware collections and products which include wallpaper, stationery and fine art prints.
Paige has already won the Tigerprint Award for New Designers in 2014 and the Best New Product in Launchpad at the Pulse Trade Show in 2015 at Kensington Olympia. Her clients include Paperchase, Marks and Spencer and The Graduate Collection. A very impressive CV for a young graduate. And you can see why.
Paige’s screen printed wallpaper are inspired by the bird collections and displays at the Natural History Museum in London. Her Ornithology wallpaper collections showcase an array of finely detailed illustrations depicting different birds, feathers and eggs. These wallpaper samples were hand screen printed by herself using metallic gold and pearl inks.
One of the reasons we are so drawn to Paige’s illustrations is that all of her finely detailed scientific illustrations are hand drawn using Rotring Rapidograph ink pens.
At Figura we design everything by hand. Our designers only design by hand on large drawing boards allowing a design to percolate and grow in their minds. For us, computer aided design is about planning not designing – it forces ideas in to spaces and limits possibilities.
We very much look forward to bringing Paige’s wallpapers and illustrations to clients through Figura Interiors our interior design service.