Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Indigenous Great Britain Wildlife Wallpaper and Fabric Designer

Indigenous Great Britain Wildlife Wallpaper and Fabric Designer

Laura Syson is a high profile UK fabric and wallpaper designer who specialises in hand drawn designs of Great British flora and fauna which are tailored into bespoke home textiles. Her experience spans over a decade, as an independent designer it's no mean feat to be represented in gift stores, home furnishing outlets and interior designers worldwide - Free shipping on orders over £75

British Birds and Flowers Wallpaper and Fabrics UK Bespoke Designs

The native bird species wallpaper, fabric and stationery designs that Lorna has created are: The Great Tit, Blue Tit, Red Robin, Goldcrest, Greenfinch, Long Tailed Tit, the Jenny Wren and Willow Tit. A selection of indigenous Great Britain trees, flowers and fauna choose from the following designs: Buds and Butterflies, Bluebells, Hydrangea, Gypsophila (Arla) Cherry Blossom, Buddleia and Chrysanthemum, which are available in wallpaper, fabric, lampshades, greeting cards, gift wrap and handmade cushions.

John Lewis UK and Global Stockists Worldwide

Lorna is proud to be an accomplished individual joining the ranks of international designers in brand name stores including 14 locations of John Lewis in London and throughout England.

Lorna's British native species bird wallpaper is stocked at the prestigious Isabelle Verbruggen in Belguim and greetings cards and wrapping paper at Huus - a store recognised as one of the best Gift Retailers in the UK and selected as a finalist in the Greats Gift Retailer Awards 2019. Click to view over 100 international stockist locations or buy direct from the collections here on her website.

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds Charity Donations

Butterflies, Honey/Bumble Bee and RSPB Hummingbird designs now available - Buy from the RSPB Collection with a 10% donation on every purchase.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Valentines with FREE delivery!

It's got to that time of year again, you walk into the shops and you see plastic hearts and red heart cards everywhere!  This year it falls on Thursday and with a week to go it's the last weekend to get your presents!

Valentines has always been busy here at the studio because of our framed hearts, it's now too late for the large commissioned hearts for for out ready made hearts and we thought we'd make it even easier to make sure you can give someone that something special.

Our framed hearts can be ordered up to 12pm on Tuesday to be delivered on Wednesday and it's still FREE delivery! We will also wrap the frame in tissue, put a personalised note inside and if you drop us an email before we send it we can write a message inside the frame making it truly personalised!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Maison et Object January 2013

January 2013 started off with a bang here at Lorna Syson! With a snowy drive down to Paris.... and a couple of detours en-route (Thanks sat nav) we were ready to start the first trade show of the new year!
I shared a van with Emma Britton and it was packed to the ceiling, it was touch and go with some items on whether we could get them over to Paris. We set of early in the morning and it was beautiful watching the sun rise as we drove down to Dover.

From the moment we arrived in Paris until we left it was snowing! I wasn't lucky enough to see Paris in the snow because I was staying with friends close to the exposition centre but Igor Josif writer of Happy Interior Blog has a great post with fantastic images!

This year the stand was very small but on the bright side was very quick and easy to put up! Even though it was small this year I still met fantastic shops and connections. I'm pleased to say we have our second shop in Germany, our third in France and a great new shop in Bath, UK! 

I was in Hall 8, Stand Bbis99 showing with BEDG and I had fantastic British brands around me including, Vitamin, Julie Mouamo, Elli PoppFlux, Emma Britton, Stamp Rugs, All Lovely Stuff, Wallace Sewell and Eleanor Pritchard. One great thing about trade shows is seeing familiar faces who I've met throughout the years.  I was so pleased when Will, Mr Bright Bazaar came for a quick visit and chat. 

And to top it all of when I arrived home I was tweeted by the fantastic Barbara Chandler showing me on her flicker. Check out the link below. She has been doing these design portraits for a while and has over 300 portraits of designers.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

The Rain Room at the Barbican

It's always great to have an excuse to pop to the Barbican and I've been meaning to head to the Rain Room for months! We were really lucky with the queue, only an hour compared to the four hours which I had been warned about.
It's true if you move too quickly you do get wet... as one of our group found out but if you get chance before the 3rd of March I would definitely head over!

The I Stand up by Charles Churchman

So have you been hearing about these crowd funding websites for a while as well? I've been really intrigued and was wondering could this be something for me? A way for me to offer something a little different? I'm still not sure but when one of my fellow Designers Charles Churchman took the brave leap onto Kickstarter I was very impressed.

Check out his fab new I stand up idea, is super professional video won me over. He has been working for over 6 months on ideas and prototypes to make sure this is perfect. I've signed up for one of his new I stand ups when they are manufactured and I recommend you do too......

Charles is a fab designer check out some of the other work he's been up to on his website and collaborations including this Churchman day bed... if only I had the space!!

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Bespoke feature wall

We have recently finished a large commission for a private client just off the Kings Road. They live in a beautiful house with wooden floors, and lots of clean hard surfaces such as glass and brushed concrete and when I met them at 100% Design this year they were looking for something to soften the look of the space and help reduce the echo's bouncing off the smooth surfaces.

Feature Wall
This project was a challenge, the wall we worked with had a door which opened outwards into the space, so it was vitally important to create a piece which looked like it was one piece when the door was closed but did not interfere with the function of the door.

When talking to the client they described how they would like the textiles to work like a painting would in the space or a large art piece. They have a fantastic living wall in their garden and this was influential in the design decisions. They clients also kindly sent me images they liked from paintings, to glass panels to rugs and we sat down with the sample books full of 100% wool and satins to go over colours.

For this space we ended up doing around 10-15 designs and we finally sent over this mood board to get  feedback from the client.

Below you can see the the stages we went through to get the exact design in the correct places on each panel so once it was installed the lines flowed from one panel to another. As I said it was a challenge but one we loved and feel very proud of!

Below you can see the wall transform from a white wall to the finished piece.