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We are delighted to present a range of high quality products from a select crop of outstanding designers, some of whom are new to the UK and whose products are exclusive to Nisi Living. We have included some young British talent, as well as some fresh design talent from Europe and North Africa. We hope you enjoy the work of our featured designers, just click on the designer's name to view their collection.
Marlo & Isaure is a contemporary objects and furniture brand based in Tunisia. Founded by ECAL graduates Marlo Kara and Isaure Bouyssonie, their Mediterranean backgrounds influence many of the products they design and make. Marlo & Isaure also collaborate with other talented European designers.
Georgia Bosson studied embroidery at Manchester School of Art and, with 10 years’ experience in printing, set up the Georgia Bosson Design Studio in 2012. Georgia specialises in designing products that are contemporary, colourful and tactile, using the highest quality European linen and organic fabric. The design process begins with hand drawings, which are refined and tested on the studio's print table using stencil screen prints. This ensures a unique and personal touch before the designs are committed to a digital format for production. Georgia finds design inspriration in natural creations, such as peacock feathers and watermelons. Her abstract interpretation of such patterns results in contemporary designs blessed with colour and originality. We are delighted to showcase a few pieces from the Georgia Bosson collection, including linen cushions, table cloths, napkins and tea-towels, perfect for adding a splash of colour and orginality to your living or dining space.
Alex McCarthy makes beautiful tactile artefacts inspired by textures that surround us such as: tree bark, natural rocks, cracking paint and even marine life. Metal oxides add depth whilst the gold, platinum and copper lustre adds a sense of opulence. Each piece is kiln fired in three stages, including bisque, stonewall and a lustre firing in platinum, gold or copper. "No two pieces are ever the same; this is intentional, as I feel each piece has its own story to tell."
Leila Billon is a fashion designer from Studio Bercot in Paris, launching her brand Lalla De Moulati in 2013. Her beautiful collection of textiles and print are strongly influenced by her Moroccan and French heritage and her passion for abstract art and architecture. The Moroccan Zellige tile pattern is one of Leila’s favourite designs, featuring both delicate pastel shades and strong vibrant colours.
Italian designer Federica Bubani creates elegant pieces that focus on natural materials and minimal, simplistic design. She is passionate about working with ceramic, wood and rope and favours a muted palette of pastel colours which combine together harmoniously. Federica enjoys experimenting with form and function, winning her the Open Design Italia prize for her 'Nordic lamp' in 2012. Federica has a playful approach to design and each piece has a distinct energy and personality.
Artist Ana Bridgewater, originally from northern Spain, is the founder of ceramics company 'Abalon' based in London. She creates beautiful porcelain candles which have been through a five stage firing process and then individually hand polished to create luxury candles which are as hard as Murano glass. Ana uses only natural, eco-friendly raw materials such as Ecosoya wax and has a particular affinity with porcelain. The unique designs, the trademark gold 'lip' and the romance of the product all reflect Ana's Spanish heritage.
Tomy Karaiskos is a Greek textile designer. He launched his Tomy K label in 2011 following a successful 'ArtStar' project with Ralph Lauren Polo. His Greek heritage is evident in all his designs which are full of Grecian influences, vibrant pattern and colour.