Clerkenwell Design Week has taken place this week celebrating its tenth birthday and as always it’s a vast journey of design. The exhibition showcases brand new design projects and street installations, curated especially for the festival. Over the three day arts event they invited some of the top creative design teams in the industry, aiming to push the boundaries of design. Below shows a workspace from Alistair Ramage, a third year Graphic Design student from Chelsea. Focusing around the idea of using design as a tool in education, his ambition is to explore how far both 2D and 3D design can be pushed in communicating complex subjects and ideas. It really echoes a mid century modern vibe.
Installations seen as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019. Left is a winning work of art named 'Lunch Break' situated outside of St Pauls Tube Station. It sees gilded angels suspended on the existing wire grid of the St Pauls Plinth. As the London Festival of Architecture explores ‘boundaries’ as its theme for 2019, the project celebrates what can happen at that creative boundary, as well as providing a charming and eye-catching temporary landmark for the City of London.
Celebrating the beauty of Great British Design, London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases the best craftsmanship from local artisans and luxury brands. On annually, every May. "Whether your intention is to consume or simply converse, if you appreciate beauty and the value of craftsmanship, then London Craft Week is one of the month’s must-visit events." (Charlotte Abrahams FT How To Spend It.) 3Dimensional design qualities and textured weaves are in abundance at this design week and are growing in popularity. Abbie Adams demostrates this (seen below) using 3D printing as a tool for the preservation of craft.
Let us take you to the centre of carpet and rug design with the services we provide and keep up to date with our new blog page, following the latest trends and tradeshows at your fingertips. With a wealth of experience between a specialised team of designers Forte Cloth encapsulates the skillful art form of carpet and rug design mixing traditional and modern techniques to extract the best artwork generation selling worldwide to the masses.
Based in the historical town of Kidderminster, Forte Cloth is within the central hub of flooring design and aims to carry forward the heritage and not let this beautiful artistry fade into the background.
Dating back to the middle ages the plentiful cloth trade in Kidderminster soon developed into the centre of British carpet manufacturing and by the early 13th century Kidderminster had great importance as a growing industrial town.
Over the following centuries the town specialised in textile trades such as weaving, cloth working and milling, and was also home to numerous other trades including shoemaking, haberdashery, saddle making, dyers, tailors, tanners and glovers.
Unfortunately due to foreign imports driven by consumer needs numerous factories and design centres have had to close down leaving only a small number of British manufacturers still in the Kidderminster area.
As a passionate team with a vast archive of design knowledge and the handwriting of over 20 designers we strive to carry on the expansion of rug design and production and keep Kidderminster on the map.
We specialise in the creation of on trend patterns and production ready files for use by the worlds most prestigious manufacturers. We utilise and gather trend direction from various sources such as magazines, blogs, tradeshows and customer interaction bringing the most up to date pattern from digital design to reality.
Above you can see a mix of traditional and contemporary techniques such as the use of point papers and hand painted design to trend research and computer aided design.
All of these skills put together maximise development providing the best in unique artwork ready to sell copyrighted or under license.
We keep a close relationship with our customers and with a great volume of knowledge spanning over 300 years we bring the best mix of traditional and contemporary design to the table. Come visit us or meet us at the next tradeshow event. Click contact us or check out our calender to view the very best in design.
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