An eye-catching lampshade and judiciously placed cushion is a fast way to freshen up your home. Check out Laura Slater's chic designs for an instant style fix...
BY DEE IVA
British textile designer Laura Slater uses a mix of organic, distressed and scribbled shapes to create graphic textural landscapes. Her sense of scale and composition is such that each design is like a miniature abstract painting. Inspired by nature and industrial architecture, Slater’s arresting prints manage to strike the balance between cool simplicity and orchestrated tension.
‘Assemble/Configure’ is a painterly range of linen cushion covers and lampshades in rich cobalt blue, vibrant pink, lemon yellow, black and terracotta. Her first collection since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2008, it embodies her love of colour and mark making.
ABOVE: Lampshades and cushions from the 'Assemble/Configure' and 'Collagraph' collections, from £54
ABOVE RIGHT: 'Assemble/Configure' cushion in cobalt blue, £66
BELOW: Assorted 'Assemble/Configure' cushions, from £54
ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'Collagraph Repeat' cushion, £54; 'Collagraph Collage' cushion, £66; 'Collagraph Block' gift wrap, £3.50 per sheet
Based in a West Yorkshire design studio and print workshop, Slater has enjoyed collaborations with a string of cred UK stores, from Heal's to SMUG and Nothing But Navy. For her newest collection ‘Collagraph’, she has swapped the colour palette for monochromatic geometrics that overlap and intersect to make dramatic Expressionist fields of black and white. An accompanying range of hand-printed stationery and limited-edition prints is also available.
Photographs: Ash Zombola zombolaphoto.com