On the seventh day of Christmas, we are giving away one of Margo Selby’s Iceni rugs, worth £195, to one lucky reader. To enter the competition, please click below.
Margo Selby may have grown from small designer maker to craft celebrity in what seems like the blink of an eye, but we know her attention to detail has never wavered. The company has collaborated with a host of other brands including Tate, The British Museum, The National Gallery and Habitat. But however big the project, Margo’s products never lose their individuality, and always remain recognisable.
Margo is a craftsperson first and foremost, and only employs four people. Her interest in textiles was first piqued by watching her grandmother sew as a child and, once grown up, she went on to study at The Royal College of Art. After completing a postgraduate degree, Margo launched her first collection in 2003 with the help of a development award from The Crafts Council. Since then her distinctive woven textiles have captured the attention of textile connoisseurs who can appreciate their technical virtuosity. Of course even those who can’t tell a jacquard from a dobby are seduced by Selby’s intricate silk patterns.
Her innovative designs begin life as woven samples on a 24-shaft loom in her London studio. Margo’s expertise in weaving is central to all the product development. The design process begins with hand-woven textile concepts, which are then developed with specialist mills and artisan weavers to create unique textile products that include furnishing fabric, carpet, rugs and accessories. For anyone looking to introduce a brand-new splash of colour into their home come the New Year, Margo Selby is the designer to look to.