Home' Scoop Homes and Art : Insite 25 Winter 2010 Contents FROM SCOTLAND WITH LOVE
It's undeniable that Donna Wilson's Scot tish heritage influences her bold textile designs.
While she's loved the world over for her quirky knitted creatures, more recently she has
collaborated with interiors retailer SCP on furniture designs and ceramics. Here, she shares
the inspiration for her latest release.
Why have you introduced ceramics to the mix? Working with SCP gave me more
confidence to apply my style to other types of products. I wanted to design something
spring-like and less wintery, so I developed the ceramics.
The Sta ordshire Dogs (above) are wonderfully kitsch, with their Fairisle sweaters.
Did your granny have a pair of these? My granny had lots of interesting ceramics that
I grew to love. The ceramics factory I'm working with had a mould for the Sta ordshire
Dogs from about 20 years ago, so they dug them out for me.
The ceramics have a Scandinavian feel. Are you influenced by Scandinavian culture?
Not intentionally, but I have joked that I have Scandinavian blood -- I'm from the far north
of Scotland. Visit donnawilson.com.
Photography: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
LIGHT BULB MOMENT
The winner of the 2010 Brit Insurance
Design of the Year is the 'light bulb
moment clever' Folding Plug. Royal
College of Ar t graduate Min-Kyu Choi was
fed up with carrying his clunky UK electric
pin plug with his ultra-thin MacBook Air
laptop. So, he invented this smaller, lighter
one that folds flat. It's on show with other
short-listed designs at the Design Museum
until Oc tober 31. Visit designmuseum.org.
FROM TOP Birds Nest plate, eggcup holder and Owl beaker; designer Donna Wilson;
handpainted Sta ordshire Dogs. All priced from A$17-$390.
WINNER 2009 PERTH HOUSING AWARDS
CUSTOM BUILT HOMES & SPEC HOME OF THE YEAR
INDIVIDUAL ARCHITECT DESIGNED RESIDENCES
WINNER 2009 BATHROOM PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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