On this sixth day of Christmas, we are giving away a Wallace Sewell basket-weave throw, worth £325, to one lucky reader. To enter the competition, please click below.
Now celebrating its 25th year, Wallace Sewell is a textile design company that many Londoners will know already – even if they don’t know it. Travel on the Northern, Bakerloo or Jubilee lines and you will see the company’s colourful moquettes adorning the train’s seats as it snakes its way through the city’s tunnels every day. Tiny impressions of London’s landmarks can be found in each of these patterns including Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, and this is just a snippet of what Wallace Sewell have produced for the UK market. Through experimentation with colour and geometry, mixed with a pairing of handloom design and industrial mill weaving, Wallace Sewell has been inspired over the years by the Bauhaus design ethos; carefully coupling the handmade with the mechanical.
Harriet and Emma met at Central School of Art and both completed Masters degrees at the Royal College of Art. After graduating, in 1990, they shared a studio space where they were free to explore their own interests – Harriet’s ambition was to create textiles for the interior market, while Emma had an eye for fabric for fashion designers. Both women were inspired by art and paintings, and shared a passion for exploring colour, so it was inevitable that they would work together. Twenty-five years later, and this progressive, London-based design studio has gone on to create unique throws, cushions and upholstery fabric. In January each year, the launch of a new Wallace Sewell scarf collection is an eagerly awaited event so make sure you look out for it in the New Year!