Here’s a close up of the new designers we’ve welcomed to not just a shop.
A close up on our new designers
Emma Knight Design
Emma Knight, BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts (2010)
Inspired by her interests in sculpture and fashion, Emma Knight’s eponymous jewellery brand combines minimal shapes with a playful twist.
Emma employs traditional silversmith techniques and laser cutting to create her distinctive designs, which resemble travelling sculptures.
Made from materials such as sterling silver, plastics, wood and stone, each piece shares a tactile quality that can only be achieved through the machine process.
All pieces are designed and made by Emma.
Elif Gurbuz, MA Communication Design, Central Saint Martins (2015)
Muk Design is a mother-daughter business founded in 2012 as a boutique print studio. They create high-quality notebooks for creatives, which combine premium quality paper with fine craftsmanship.
Muk Design’s products include notebooks, diaries, toys, typefaces, prints, books and other ephemera; all celebrating art, design, creativity and visual culture. With colourful and quirky softcovers and high quality paper (suitable for writing or sketching) Muk Design’s designer notebooks are a blank canvas on the inside to capture your wildest ideas.
Kindred + Wild
Mugdha Sapte, Diploma in Display Design, London College of Communication (2007)
Kindred + Wild is a London-based apothecary brand that creates small-batch, organic products.
Kindred + Wild’s products are inspired by a holistic approach to life and health; drawing from the healing power of plants, herbal remedies and the traditional Indian alternative practice, Ayurveda.
The brand’s products are beautifully packaged, organic and proudly made in small batches in London using simple, natural ingredients.
Abigail Burch Illustration
Abigail Burch, MA Visual Arts: Illustration, Camberwell College of Arts (2019)
Celebrating the quirks and charms of the people, pets and places around her, London-based illustrator Abigail Burch creates playful, hand-drawn illustrations to brighten up your day. Smiling leopards, hairy ladies and moustachioed men feature on a wide array of stationary and homeware products, from greetings cards to t-shirts and tote bags.
Abigail combines her hand-drawn illustrations with digital and traditional techniques (such as screen printing), to produce bold designs that retain their hand-drawn charm.
Abigail originally completed a degree in Graphic Design where her final year illustration work earned her D&AD Best of Year, D&AD Best New Blood and Silver in the Roses Student Creativity award. Her background in graphics is evident through her idea-driven designs and bold use of colour and line.
Chia – Hsing Ho, MA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts (2012)
Established in 2015, Studio chiia is a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Taipei.
The brand works with small makers and manufacturers in Taiwan to produce colourful accessories and knitted textiles. Studio chiia’s products are epitomised by their geometric designs and bold colours.
The brand was founded by Chiia Ho, a textile designer with a background in fashion and art.
Lucy McGrath, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, Wimbledon College of Arts (2006)
Marmor Paperie launched in 2015 with a mission to breathe new life into the endangered craft of paper marbling.
Paper marbling is like painting on water, using the natural chaos of the liquid to create beautiful patterns. Each book is unique and made with an original marbled paper featuring bold, contemporary colours.
Designer Lucy McGrath was awarded the Cockpit Arts/ NADFAS Award in 2016 and has been featured in publications including Country Life, Stylist and Red. Marmor Paperie has worked with brands including Molton Brown and Matches Fashion.
Martin Le Lapin
Charlotte Martin, BA Graphic Design, Central Saint Martins (2012)
Martin Le Lapin brand was founded in 2012 by creative designer and illustrator Charlotte Martin.
Originally from Paris, the London-based designer specialises in travel related projects and screen printing. Her designs are inspired by her love for travel and influenced by countries such as New York, London and Japan – where she finds most of her inspiration.
Charlotte’s maps and other products have fun designs that are interactive and playful. Her products are stocked at Magma, online and at various craft fairs.
The Super Sparrow
Lilly Mandarano, BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins (2014)
The Super Sparrow is a ceramics brand that was launched by designer-maker Lilly Mandarano in 2017. Lilly builds and glazes all pieces by hand, meaning that every product is unique.
Working from her studio in Deptford, Lilly’s ceramics are inspired by simple shapes and colours from nature; resulting in products that look organic and invite you to pick them up.
In addition to being stocked by a range of shops, The Super Sparrow’s products are used by a number of restaurants and even feature in a Michelin starred chef’s cookbook.
Judith De Berker, BA Jewellery Design, Central Saint Martins (2007)
Established in 2017 by Judith De Berker, FORM London creates modern jewellery that is handmade in the UK using a blend of age-old and modern techniques.
The brand’s ethos is simple: design beautiful, enduring and affordable jewellery that is environmentally forward thinking. Quality is key to this ethos, which is why every single piece is finished by hand in a studio in Surrey.
All pieces are comprised of a variety of materials including wood, copper, brass, steel, silver and Formica. Sustainable materials are used wherever possible; all wood used is FSC approved, all paper goods and packaging are made from recycled materials and any leftover materials are recycled.
Adrian Allen, BA Product Design, Central Saint Martins (2004)
London-based studio Offdn imbues classic objects with new function and meaning to create something new.
The studio’s founder, designer Adrian Allen, uses playful concepts as a starting point, which he refines and incorporates with colour and texture to create functional yet novel everyday things.
Offdn creates useful, forward-leaning design objects from premium materials at affordable prices. Sustainability is central to the brand’s practice so products are made by craft and batch manufacturers, using heirloom grade materials, and as close to home as possible.
Fanny Santini, MA Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts (2014)
TchuTcha is a design-led, ethical brand of socks for babies and kids.
Epitomised by their colourful and modern patterns, the brand’s socks are designed in a studio in Brighton before being manufactured in a small factory in France using organic cotton.
All TchuTcha products are made with love and care; the brand strongly believes in producing sustainable fashion that is both good for children and good for the people who make it.
TchuTcha tries to reduce its impact on the environment by using organic cotton, recycled tissue paper packaging, and recycled paper and eco ink for print materials.
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