British Designers, Master Artisans And Artists
Today, My Design Week brings you some of the best British designers, master artisans, and artists. Take a look:
Born in 1980 and Max Lamb is a British designer who combines traditional and ancient craftsmanship techniques with digital design. He is known for using highly uncommon approaches to natural materials, including pouring pewter onto the sand, and volcanic rock. He is also known for his energetic and long-lasting methods of production.
Lamb was born in Cornwall in 1980 and became interested in design at a very young age. He was raised by the countryside, so nature is truly vital to him. He attended Amersham & Wycombe College for art and design in 2000 where he received several awards. He also received a City and Guilds Photography Certificate in 2000. He later attended Northumbria University, receiving a degree in Three Dimensional Design. In 2006 he achieved his master’s degree in design products from the Royal College of Art. A year later he started teaching Industrial Design at Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne in Switzerland, and later also taught at the Royal College of Art.
Lee Broom is one of the UK’s foremost product designers and a premium global design brand. With his highly innovative luxury furniture and lighting designs, his work is celebrated and retailed across the globe.
Since 2007, when his company was born, he created over 100 furniture, accessory and lighting pieces, all of which are designed, manufactured and retailed under the Lee Broom brand. He also collaborated with several other top global brands including Christian Louboutin, Mulberry, Bergdorf Goodman and Wedgwood.
Lee Broom’s wonderful designs can be seen in hotels, restaurants, and homes across the world as well as on magazine covers and in newspapers internationally. His masterpieces are both unique yet familiar as he uses classic styles and reinterprets them in original and contemporary ways with an unexpected edge.
David Collins Studio is an award-winning interior architecture atelier which creates creative and inspirational designs, residential and retail projects worldwide. It is a globally renowned brand and an expert in contemporary luxury design.
Established in 1985, The Studio collaborates with luxury brands and businesses which represent the best in their field, and with private clients that share its fascination with detail, craft, and refinement. Based in London, The Studio organized projects across five continents, including The Wolseley, The Connaught Bar and Harrods Shoe Heaven in London, Gleneagles in Scotland, The Ritz-Carlton Residences at MahaNakhon in Bangkok, and The Delaire Graff Estate in South Africa.
JIM PARTRIDGE AND LIZ WALMSLEY
Jim Partridge and Liz Walmsley are internationally considered as two of the best British artists sculpting in wood. They use organic materials, such as oak wood, and give them a solid, dramatic aesthetic and an authentic beauty with woodworking techniques. They are two of the finalists in the 2019’s Loewe Craft Prize.
Eleanor Lakelin, one of the best European master artisans, is a London based artist dedicated to wood sculpture who grew up in a rural area of Wales immersed in nature. This understanding and love for natural materials transformed her artistic life.
She loves wood, its history and origin and the fact that it is a living material. She has spent many years perfecting form and experimenting with how the properties of wood can be used to express the rhythm of time and our relationship with the earth.
Eleanor exhibits a lot of her precious art pieces internationally and her artworks won many awards and commendations. Her wood sculptures are present in numerous prestigious collections worldwide.
Amanda Simmons is one of the best European glasswork master artisans. She is based in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland. After her first career as a clinical perfusionist, Amanda undertook studies in glass and architecture at Central St Martins School of Art in London and set up her studio near Castle Douglas in 2006. Currently, her work is influenced by research at Lyth Arts Centre in Caithness with scientists based at the Environmental Research Institute in Thurso.
The glassworker James Devereux, one of the best master artisans in Europe, started to train in glass sculpture at the age of 15 and discovered a natural talent for this craft. James specializes in working with hot glass, creating solid forms as well as blown pieces. Over the years, he acquired a vast knowledge of glass working techniques and is always happy to undertake new challenges.
In 2008, James opened his first studio in the Wiltshire countryside. He became a glass technician at the Royal College of Art in London in 2009, a position that he held until 2013. After leaving London in the same year, he started a studio with Katherine Huskie in the British countryside. James’s mastery of numerous skills and his high technical level contributed to the creation of unique and innovative works. His latest collection of Clovis works can be viewed at Vessel Gallery London.
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