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    Q&A: Sandberg designer Karolina Kroon

    by  • February 16, 2015 • The World According to... • 0 Comments

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    Karolina Kroon is an award-winning designer for Swedish wallpaper company Sandberg, a brand that’s notorious for its environmentally sustainable production methods and unique attention to detail. Quality and craftsmanship are at the heart of Sandberg – its printing machines run at slower speeds compared to most wallpaper manufacturers, with many of the designs finished by hand.Working from the in-house design studio in Ulricehamn, Sweden, Karolina creates beautiful and ethereal prints for walls with a quintessentially Swedish aesthetic that range from landscape-inspired vistas to ditzy florals. 

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    Q&A: Laura Oakes

    by  • January 28, 2015 • News, The World According to... • 0 Comments

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    We’ve had British artist and designer Laura Oakes on our radar for some time, but if you haven’t yet been acquainted with her work, you won’t be able to miss it come spring/summer 2015. Working from an old forge-turned-studio in Rye, Laura creates richly detailed homeware, furniture and textiles using layer upon layer of eclectic imagery. Antique illustrations, vintage photographs, textiles and Laura’s own drawings and photography are combined to tell stories of lost and found treasure. Vibrant, contemporary and full of personality, her designs are stocked by Liberty, Amara and her stand alone shop adjoined to her studio space in Sussex. And now, she’s just joined the stella cast of designers at Debenhams, with her range of products sitting alongside those by Betty Jackson, Jasper Conran and Abigail Ahern. Keep your eyes peeled for the range which hits stores soon – this is one designer to watch…

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