Gill Thorpe’s role as Head Designer ranges from working alongside residential and commercial interior designers on bespoke projects as well as designing collections. Gill works with the designers and artists we collaborate with, helping to develop their ideas into our designer collections. Gill applies her technical experience with rug making and colour combinations to transform original artwork into a rug design.
Gill is an Irish textile and surface designer and has been working in the rug industry since 2017. After studying Visual Communications in Dublin and by then with a strong interest in the tactile qualities of design, Gill interned at the National Print Museum in from 2012-2014, before beginning a Textile and Surface Design BA at Dublin’s National College of Art and Design. Gill then moved to London in 2016 to pursue print and embroidery internships with womenswear brands Danielle Romeril and Steven Tai, joining the team in 2019.
Gill continues to develop personal work focused predominantly on colour exploration, texture and geometrics. Gill’s influences come from photography, history, fashion, textures and pattern; Her first solo collection, named Rigg & Furrow, launched in 2021, it’s inspired by the natural patterns, line formations, textures and earth-tones found in agricultural settings.
Rigg & Furrow 01 Hawthorn