If you’re wandering around central London at the end of this month exploring Clerkenwell Design Week, you can join Polly Leonard in conversation with two of the UK’s foremost textile designers Harriet Wallace-Jones and Emma Sewell. Founders of British design studio Wallace Sewell who are celebrating 25 years at the forefront of textile design in 2017, and will join the founder and editor of Selvedge in a discussion on what it takes to maintain a successful and sustainable craft practice today. 

Across many creative industries, the status of ‘emerging designer’ remains much enamoured, and it sometimes seems as if there’s not much room in the industry for makers and designers who have surpassed this ambiguous stage in their careers. At this event in the Wallace Sewell shop and studio on London’s Baker Street, the panel will zone in on what it takes to maintain a successful practice over the years.

Wallace Sewell are known for their use of colour, structure and yarn in surprising geometric formats. Inspired by paintings, they create individual contemporary fabrics with strikingly bold, asymmetric blocks and stripes of varying scales, which bring together a plethora of elements within one piece. From designing interior textiles for private clients and big businesses, to clothing, homeware and even the seats on the London underground, Wallace Sewell have gone from strength to strength, and this events offers a rare glimpse into the working minds behind this ever-growing brand.

This event will be held on Thursday 25th May 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Wallace Sewell, 24 Lloyd Baker Street London WC1X 9AZ


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