The Scottish interior design scene is hot at the moment. Glasgow fitted kitchen specialists DM Design has researched some of the latest names to look out for in the coming years.
Based in Edinburgh, Mairi Helena is a designer of high-end luxury home accessories.Speaking about her work recently Mairi enthused, “With both my parents being textile designers, I was brought up with an appreciation of design. Previously with the vibrant, earthy colours of the Scottish Borders landscape where I grew up, then seaward by the rustic, weathered, coastal fringe of Fife and now the bustling, pulsating Edinburgh sensations, I love fusing textiles, textures and photography to create fashionable prints.”
Angus Ross is an award-winning designer based in the Scottish Highlands burgh of Aberfeldy. His most iconic product to date is the Unstable Stool, which sees a single length of ash or oak steamed and bent round a former in order to create a stirdy rocker.
Jennifer Gray is a graduate from The Glasgow School of Art and Royal College of Art and now based in Edinburgh, she uses hand-carving methods and enhances them by looking into emerging digital technologies. Her portfolio includes classical tessellating wall tiles, an ‘All Things Nice’ sugar and a spice container inspired by Neoclassical design collections.
Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who grew up on a fish farm in rural Aberdeenshire. She’s a graduate of Jordanstone College of Art and Design — where she studied Textile Design. Her illustrations can be seen on everything from beer labels and tattoos to colouring books and, of course, wallpaper.
Eliza Kesuma was born and raised in Jakarta but she’s lived in Scotland for over a decade and is now the creative engine behind Moody Monday — a screenprinting studio that’s found within Edinburgh’s St Margaret’s House. They specialise in bespoke prints for wall coverings
Silvia Perez and Rose Black met during their studies of Furniture Restoration at the City of Glasgow College, it would be the beginning of a friendship that has expanded to the point where they have set up a small upholstery business 10kH Ten Thousand Hours. It’s based in Glasgow and has allowed both Silvia and Rose to learn skills and be creative while giving furniture a second chance.