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Amazing Hotels: Fogo Island Inn, Newfoundland

10 May 2017

You may have seen this fab BBC2 TV documentary series Amazing Hotels: Life Behind The Lobby currently available to watch on BBC iPlayer. I was delighted to stumble upon the episode about Fogo Island Inn a stunning luxury hotel which is located in Newfoundland, the most northerly region of Canada.

Did you know I had a hand in creating this magnificent place?

The modern building itself sits on a rocky ledge, facing the brutal North Atlantic Sea. I was so honoured to be invited by Ilse Crawford to be part of her team of designers to help to create warm and welcoming interiors for the hotel.  Our team travelled to Fogo Island with the architects in 2011 and met the wonderful owner  Zita Cobb. You can read more about my unforgettable trip to Fogo Island here.

 

I was so inspired by extreme weather conditions and the wildlife on this remote Island,  This Caribou blanket was an idea I had from witnessing the wild caribou roaming free.

 

I created some exclusive designs that are available to buy from the Fogo Island Shop

Bertha Chair Fogo Island Donna Wilson

Bertha chair sits in some of the guest rooms. I designed this with a yellow birch wooden frame which is inspired by the traditional boat-makers on the island and upholstered in my specially designed Shingle lambswool fabric. I love this pattern with it’s slightly wonky angles and repeated geometric shapes. It’s inspired by Brett House.  You can buy this Shingle scarf here.

Shingle Scarf Light Blue Donna Wilson

 

 

Donna Wilson X Makoto Kagoshima launches!

13 April 2017

I’m so delighted to see my new collaboration with Makoto Kagoshima is finally on display at Isetan Shinjuku store, Tokyo Japan. I wish I was there to see the live mural painting by Makoto and meet all my fans in Japan. Find out more about this collaboration in last week’s blog post.

 

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Photo credit @yurimokon

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Photo credit @sunao_colors

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Photo credit @iiin2iii

Donna Wilson x Makoto Kagoshima

4 April 2017

I’m really excited to announce a new collaboration with one of my favourite ceramicists Makoto Kagoshima. You may have seen coverage on my Instagram page. I first discovered his work at Gallery Eclectic in London and I fell in love instantly. Every piece is an artwork featuring delicately, painted illustrations inspired by the natural world. I just love the animals.

We created a series of limited edition knitted creatures, some of my favourite creatures have been brushed with Makoto’s signature floral patterns.  Find larger-than-life lotus flower cushions for your home and delicate flower bag charms that add a touch of colour to a beloved bag. The limted edition range will be available to buy exclusively from Isetan department store in Shinjuku, Japan only from the 5th April.  There will be an exhibition of all the products alongside British ceramist John Julien.

Meets – Yumiko Yumiko & Makoto Kagoshima Exhibition
5 – 11th April 2017
Isetan Shinjuku Store
Main Building 5 Floor – Center Park / The Stage # 5
10.30am – 08.00pm

 

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Donna Wilson for Secret Linen Store

3 April 2017

We have been working very closely with Secret Linen Store to produce a collection of luxurious bedding. I’m so happy to reveal these 3 new designs based on my favourite patterns.

Introducing ‘Blah Blah’ and ‘Scandi’ in duvet sizes to fit all beds and traditional housewife style pillows. The colours have been adapted in a restful palette which feels contemporary and fresh. ‘Menagerie’ is catered for kids so is available as a single and double bed set. The inner child in me would happily have it for my own bed!

The Secret Linen Store is an online store, run by sisters Molly and Harriet. It’s been a delight working with them. They design and produce bed linen using the finest quality cotton yarns with superior thread counts, directly sourced from the best factories in Portugal.

The bed linen will be available to buy exclusively from both Secret Linen Store and the Donna Wilson website from Monday 3rd April 2017.

 

Donna Wilson Collaboration for Secret Linen Store, Scandi Bed Linen, Landscape, double duvet £49, pillowcase £15

Scandi is inspired by Swedish folk art and my travels around Europe and Iceland.

With Menagerie, I wanted to create something really playful and adventurous with odd animals and birds hiding in the trees.

NEW! SCP Earthenware Bear and Bird

6 March 2017

New to store is the beautifully made Bear and Bird earthenware figures. Made in collaboration with London store SCP.

The creative process happened in one of the last remaining factories in Stoke-on-Trent. It’s so fantastic to be able to travel there, meet the makers and watch how the products develop into the finished piece. I loved looking at how different glazes can completely transform the piece.

Donna Wilson Earthenware Bear SCP

Buy your unique Earthenware Bear here.

 

The Earthenware Bird is available in three hand glazed colours. Buy yours here.

Donna Wilson x Land Of Nod

17 November 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We can finally share Donna’s exclusive collaboration with US brand Land Of Nod. The perfect pieces to deck the halls!

We love Land Of Nod’s unique approach to designing products for children and families, with a nod towards the past and re-exploring childhood favorites. Donna’s Holiday Helpers feature on decorations, stockings, a fabric advent calendar and even tree skirt to sit your gifts. Find your nearest Land Of Nod store here.

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Donna has also created special designs for Land Of Nod’s classic Executive Nod Chairs. These are comfy mini chairs created for especially kids. Meet Moose and Polar Bear.

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