ISSUE 42  |  West Marin and Beyond

London Design Week: Adventures in Textiles

October 19, 2012 5:30 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Disillusioned with the amount of waste and lack of innovation she witnessed in the fashion industry, UK textile designer Tamasyn Gambell turned her sights to fabrics for the home; I spotted her work at Tent London recently and especially admired her geometric-printed lamp shades.

Gambell studied at Chelsea College of Art and the Royal College, has worked at Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel, and has lived in London, Paris, and Stockholm. She aims to "produce luxurious, considered designs while upholding a responsibility to work in the most environmentally and socially responsible methods available. We hand print all our materials in our London-based studio using organic dyestuffs and water based inks. Our production runs are small, minimizing waste and surplus goods." To see more, go to Tamasyn Gambell.

Above: Gambell's abstract patterns and bold colors are inspired by midcentury design. See Tamasyn Gambell for more information.

Above: A midcentury settee upholstered in Tamasyn Gambell fabric.

Above: Gambell's fabrics are available by the meter.

Above: Midcentury chairs with Gambell-upholstered seats and backs.

Above: A midcentury chair is reupholstered with Gambell's Abstract Square Print.

Above: An assortment of lampshades made from Gambell's designs.

N.B. Interested in seeing more bold colors? See 81 images of Bold Colors in our Gallery of rooms and spaces.