We wanted to do a double introduction to two new designers, one we met last year, and the other just a few weeks ago, who will soon both be featuring in our shop... Last year was a busy year for us, and New Designers 2012 brought us our second year of amazingly talented graduates. One in particular that caught our eye was Mairi Burrow.
Mairi's stunning jewellery was one of the highlights as part of the Duncan of Jordanstone stand with her fragile interpretations of Alzheimer's through her work. Poignant and refreshing that such a condition could be the inspiration for her graduate collection.
Having the chance to meet her in person at the time, and arrange to stay in touch, her busy Summer of moving and getting married took precedence. A month into 2013, we met again, and Mairi has been working continuously on a new collection and commissions at her new home in London.
Her new work, which we received a few weeks ago, continues to feature the same intricacy and fragility that we loved last year, and are pleased to be showcasing her work over the coming weeks.
Although a fresh face to the industry, Clea has already forged links with some of UK's most prominent design stores with her simple yet useful approach to product design. And as a graduate from Kingston, will also be featuring her work during London Design Festival in the Kingston showcase exhibition, Nous.
So of course we are excited to be able to launch her graduate collection of stationary and desk tidying paraphernalia in a limited, hand-made run so soon. The simple, folded steel pieces, powdered-coated in striking minty green will organise the most messy with its minimal lines and playful individuality.
For us, working with new designers whether a few weeks, or a year after making that discovery doesn't hinder the excitement or stunt our enthusiasm, these things can take time, but the time is always right, whenever, wherever it may happen...
Mairi and Clea's work will be available to buy via Look Like Love very soon...