A collaboration between interior designer Burcu Akin and textile designer Piyush Suri, London-based Akin & Suri run Handmade Interiors, two shops in London dedicated to showcasing the best of Britain’s designer-maker movement.
Piyush (a judge on the new BBC 2 series Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution) is Indian and Burcu is Turkish, and they frequently reference their home countries in their fabric designs, which are handscreened in India and notable for their arresting color combinations and playful symmetries. Go to Handmade Interiors to see more.
Above: Akin & Suri’s Elmas (shown in the background), a pattern inspired by 1970s Scandinavian tiles, is available in cotton flax as well as upholstery-weight cotton canvas. The pillows are in Nila, a design that both complements Elmas and stands on its own.
Above: Akin & Suri’s references range from Turkish tile to French lace. Their fabrics are available in the US through Studio Four NYC.
Above: Iznik comes in an appealing range of colorways.
Above: Suri & Akin’s designs are sold through their online store. Pillows come in three sizes, starting at $48.59, and the fabric is $48.59 per meter.
Above: Akin & Suri’s two-patterned cotton quilts start at $235 for a bed throw.
Above: The Handmade Interiors outpost at 4 Formosa Street in West London. The other Handmade Interiors shop is in Shoreditch at 10 Cheshire Street.
Above: Yardage samples hang on a wall. The ceramics on the table are from a recent show at Handmade Interiors of white clay pottery from Tobe on the Japanese island of Shikoku.