The talented designer-makers who create beautiful decorative furniture and objects for the home use a diverse range of materials, often natural, associated with the eastern region from seashells, to hand-turned wood and ceramics, to wool and glass.
par-avion is a Norfolk-based furniture and lighting design partnership consisting of Simon and Monica Cass. With diverse backgrounds spanning architecture, interiors, lighting and furniture, their work is evocative of a carefully crafted process that mixes traditional craft and modern styling.
Charlotte is a lighting designer and artist who has been working with lighting since 1990, designing bespoke luminaires for private and corporate clients as well as manufacturing small batch runs for selective retail outlets.
Egge Alecsdottir decorates well-designed mid-century modern furniture and objects with painterly surfaces in bold geometric designs. Using artists’ acrylic paint and a miniscule paintbrush, she applies a unique design to each piece, bringing out its inate qualities with a subtle yet contemporary palette. Each piece is then gentlty distressed and finished with 3 coats water-based varnish.
Egge works from her rural workshop in Aylsham, and is happy to undertake commissions.VIEW MORE OF EGGE'S PRODUCTS
Laura's approach for making relies on spontaneity and an open mind. Through continual experimentation, her work is a diary of mood, colour, texture and pattern. "Imperfection’ is variety and a display of nature’s imagination. Where there are flaws, scratches, cuts and bruises there is a story and a map and the night sky and all sorts"
Sue's traditional and contemporary baskets are made from home using Somerset willow or willow grown here in Kings Cliffe, Norfolk. Her baskets are tough, lightweight and long lasting making them an excellent alternative to the plastic bag and with a vast array of designs there are plenty of styles to choose from.
Laura Fletcher offers her first collection of woven and striped cushions,throws and accessories. All feature beautiful stripe combinations – this love of stripes, colour and texture runs through all of Laura’s work. All products are designed and made in Suffolk and the eastern region of the UK using contemporary British fabrics.
Blott Kerr-Wilson is an international sea shell artist. Ingrid Thomas, in the book The Shell, wrote “Kerr-Wilson is the most innovative shell artist working today.” Blott set off at full steam on her shell career in 1993 after winning a design competition in The World of Interiors magazine. Since then she has created works both privately and publicly worldwide.
Sarah designs and produces small runs of hand printed wallpapers. She grew up in the English countryside, with its lovely corners of unspoilt land and beautiful, wild flora and fauna. Having lived mostly in cities since then, it’s made Sarah very aware of the rural – urban contrast, and the evident disconnection we have with nature and its amazing systems. She uses design to highlight these invaluable natural rhythms and inspire a stronger connection with nature, in both the countryside and the city. She now lives in Norfolk.