Our Student Design Competition Winner
Over the last few months we've been working with the Campaign for Wool as part of its Student Design Competition for the 10th annual Wool Week. We're now delighted to reveal the winning design by Textile Design graduate Abigail Weston from Central Saint Martins.
The Campaign for Wool’s Wool Week launches this year with the return of its much-loved Student Design Competition. 2020’s year-long competition brought us together with Universities across the UK, challenging students to create a rug design that would become part of our Designer Collection, joining the likes of Camille Walala and Adam Nathaniel Furman.
We were stacked with entries and were blown away with the submissions we received. That just goes to show how fabulous Abigail's winning design is. We loved it and knew straight-off that it would make a fabulous addition to our Designer Collection.
We loved it and new straight-off that it would make a fabulous addition
Abigail's rug is inspired by the University's Kings Cross location, drawing reference from the brickwork left by the area's industrial heritage. We were seriously impressed by her powerful use of colour and the mark making translations of the detail found in one wall that caught her attention. We've spent the last 12 weeks turning Abigail's design into rug reality in readiness for the launch of Wool Week.
With obvious necessity, the original plan for an exhibition on London's Saville Row had to be changed for a virtual exhibition on the Campaign for Wool's website, which you can check out here. It's a great chance to see the rug in context and among clothing, textiles and fabrics of leading brands designed by students from across the country.
Of course, we'll be installing the rug in our Shoreditch showroom as soon as we have it back, so if you're in the area you can pop in to see it in all its glory. You might even bump into Abigail checking it out for the very first time.