April 26, 2011

The next talented Briton I wanted to feature is textile designer Donna Wilson.

Photo by Matt Munro for Elle Decoration

Donna Wilson began her textile career during her time studying for her MA at the Royal College of Art, where she began selling her unique knitted animals to several small shops in London. Upon graduation in 2003, she founded her namesake company, producing a whimsical collection of knitted creatures, pillows, and wool blankets. In a commitment to sustainable handmade craftsmanship, Wilson ensures that the majority of her products are produced in the UK with local materials.

Donna's signature playful aesthetic has slowly gained a loyal following, and has more recently resulted in calls from Heal's, John Lewis, and SCP, with whom she has collaborated on a furniture line. In 2010, her success was rewarded as she was named the Elle Decoration Designer of the Year.

See more of Donna Wilson's work at her website, and her furniture collection on SCP.

Images via Donna Wilson.


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