Inspired by the beauty of the great British outdoors, Lorna Syson is a Warwickshire-born designer with a fresh and contemporary outlook. Her charming yet modern designs transcend all kinds of homewares from soft furnishings to plant pots. These pretty prints give her wallpapers a simply beautiful finish, full of whimsy and nostalgia.
After graduating from Loughborough University with a First Class (Hons) degree in Multi-Media Textiles in 2009, Syson set up Lorna Syson Textiles with help from the Prince’s Trust. This company was to create hand-made sculptural pieces for residential and commercial interiors and within two years of graduating, she had shown her work at trade shows around the world including industry hot-spots, 100% Design and Top Drawer. Syson was the first interior accessories designer to create fabric from wool and stinging nettles - perfectly in line with her British country life theme and also contributing to a wave of designers looking for biodegradable alternatives.
In her design studio in Cockpit Arts in Deptford, Syson and her small team of designers photograph real-life scenes in the UK and then hand sketch or use computerised software to develop unique designs that are then put into production by a range of UK manufacturers. Making things on this small scale makes it easy to adapt shape and colour within her designs to match individual client requirements. The company also works on large, bespoke installations for hotels, retail units and interior designers.
Drawing inspiration from childhood holidays in Cornwall and Devon as well as weekends in late summer spent exploring the Warwickshire countryside, Syson fills her designs with birds, insects and flowers. Seascapes and sun-filled panoramic views also make an appearance through the use of geometric shapes and repeat patterns in her Coast & Countryside collection. Her signature Songbird collection is a thriving meadow of common British songbirds, happily singing on abstract twigs and branches, set on clean white backgrounds to enhance their delicate colouring. Bloom is busier, celebrating an array of small wildlife that have been photographed in parks and gardens and then transformed into radiant designs.
Syson’s work has been featured in numerous interior design magazines including, House Beautiful, House and Garden and Italian Elle Decor. In June 2010, she won a Shell LiveWIRE Grand Ideas Award for her eco-friendly British Hedgerow collection.
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