If you weren’t lucky enough to make it to Clerkenwell Design week last month – and to Selvedge founder Polly Leonard’s talk with Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell of renowned textiles brand Wallace Sewell – then there’s no need to worry just yet. We’ve captured a snippet of their fascinating discussion on film for Selvedge readers to see…

From the ins and outs of collaboration to their iconic London Underground designs, the formidable duo behind this seminal design studio are now celebrating their 25th year of success. Throughout their discussion with Polly, Harriet and Emma reflected on what it really took to maintain such a successful brand, pushing through the boundaries of ‘the emerging designer’ while crafting a continuous, sustainable design practice through the years.

Known primarily for their use of colour, structure and yarn in surprising geometric formats, Wallace Sewell create individual contemporary fabrics with strikingly bold, asymmetric blocks and stripes of varying scales. By doing this, they bring together a plethora of elements within one piece. From designing interior textiles for private clients and big businesses, to clothing and homeware, Wallace Sewell have gone from strength to strength, showing no signs of slowing down just yet.

As part of their 25th anniversary celebrations, Wallace Sewell will be hosting a pop-up-shop opening party in Foulbridge this July.

Wallace Sewell Pop-Up-Shop, 11 July, 4.30pm

Mitchell Interflex, County Brook Mill, Foulridge, BB8 7LT


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