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Donna Wilson at the Milan Furniture Fair 2014

4 April 2014
Hello everyone,
I’d like to share with you two collaborations I worked on this year for the Milan Furniture Fair, which starts next week! It is a very exciting time for all in the design industry and I’m very proud to have been able to work again with two UK based manufacturers that I admire very much for their beautiful work as well as for commitment to UK production: SCP and Ercol.
First, the pieces I worked on with SCP are the Martha Bench and Arthur Occasional Table:
Martha and Arthur are good companions. Both with 4 turned legs, the stool is upholstered in our welsh blanket fabric (from the Field Daycollection) which gives the two a cosy homespun feel. The design is loosely based on a traditional milking stool, and uses the traditional peg method of construction.
Martha and Arthur will be available for viewing at the below location – don’t forget to stop by at 4 for an afternoon tipple!
With Ercol I have made a very special version of their Original Studio Couch
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The Ercol Studio Couch has been covered in a bespoke knitted fabric which was inspired by a Finnish wall hanging I found. To make the couch even more special its arms have been wrapped with thousands of strands of wool creating an eye catching gradient effect and tactile feel.
It’s so nice to do these one-off pieces for a UK based company that still sells so many of them, and of course an honour to work with a company that has such a long heritage in UK furniture design – Ercol was founded in 1920!
The Donna Wilson + Ercol Studio Couch will be available for viewing here:

Finished Wrapped Ercol Chairs for ‘Sheltering from the Rain’ Show

9 June 2012

Will send you more photos of the show when I’m back but here are a few snaps of the chairs. go to www.bytrico.com for more info about the show.
or http://www.donnawilson.com/2012/05/21/sheltering-from-the-rain-show-tokyo
xx

Sheltering from the Rain at Trico

5 June 2012

Arrived safely in Tokyo yesterday morning. And we have been setting up the show- Sheltering from the rain at Trico. 
here’s a sneak preview/



come and see the show if your in Tokyo! bytrico.com for more info

Sheltering From The Rain Show – Tokyo

21 May 2012
I’m delighted to announce my solo show at Trico in Tokyo this June. 
It’s rainy season in Japan, so we’ve called it Sheltering From The Rain.
The show will be a mixture of illustrations- some of you may have seen my #owladay, #foxaday and now #squirreladay on Twitter!
As well as new knitted trees, rain, new creatures and one-off pieces of wrapped Ercol furniture.
Here are the opening details:
Sheltering From The Rain
Donna Wilson Exhibition in Tokyo, June 2012 
Venue: (Trico Showroom 2F) Gallery  
6 – 24 June

Opening Times: 12:00 to 18:00
Closed on Wednesday  

Admission: Free 
Trico International 03-3532-1901: Contact info@bytrico.com

 

Here is the press release for the show:

Donna Wilson is coming to Japan this June! Three-dimensional work, newly produced illustrations, hand-wrapped furniture collaborations with the company Akoru. Donna Wilson will be presenting the full tactile, beauty of her textile world. During the exhibition, guests can purchase limited edition prints which will be signed by Donna during the show.
 Invitation to the opening party for those who are members of the Trico website, we invite you to the reception party held on Friday 8th June. For those who wish to attend, take this opportunity to register, free at www.bytrico.comFrom the screen after login, go to [shelter] reception party invitations. Please bring your invitation with you on your mobile phone or printed on paper
 
After that I will be embarking on a 16 day tour of Japan, signing prints, if you’re nearby please pop in to say hello. Here are the dates and places:

Donna Wilson Japan tour 
signing session is from 14:00-16:00 at the each deparment store.


/6(W)日本橋高島屋Tokyo, Nihonnbasi Toakashimaya 
/7(T)新宿伊勢丹 Tokyo, Shinjyuku Isetan 
/8(F)玉川高島屋 Tokyo,Tamagawa Toakashimaya 
/9(S)仙台三越Sendai, Mitsukosi 
/10(S福岡三越Fukuoka, Mitsukosi

 

/13(W)いよてつ髙島屋Matsuyama, Toakashimaya
/14(T)広島福屋駅前店Hiroshima,Fukuya

 

/15(F)神戸大丸Kobe,Daimaru

 

/16(S)京都伊勢丹Kyoto, Isetan
/17(S名古屋髙島屋Nagoya, Toakashimaya
/18(M)大阪髙島屋Osaka, Toakashimaya
/19(T)立川伊勢丹Tokyo,Tachikawa Isetan 
/20(W)札幌大丸Sapporo,Daimatu

 

 

Phew! I’m so excited to be seeing the country like this, a big perk of the job!!
 

Photos of ‘A British Design Story,’ our show at La Fabrika

17 September 2011
 I have just returned from the opening of my show in Brussels. Thanks to everyone who came last night, it was really nice meeting you all, and drinking the very strong Belgian beer!
Kelly Claessens has had some beautiful photos of the shop taken, so I wanted to show you all. Made me want to open a shop too!
The show is on for the next couple of weeks until the 30th of September, so please pop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
 
Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6.30 pm

                             Rue A. Dansaertstraat 182 – Brussels

info@lafabrika.be 
+32 2 502 33 25
www.lafabrika.be

Our show at La Fabrika, Brussels

6 September 2011
Please come and join us on Friday the 16th of September at contemporary design shop, La Fabrika in Brussels. 
We are showing pieces from our new collection, Furniture collaborations with SCP  as well as one off wrapped Ercol pieces.
 
Here’s a sneak preview if you aren’t in the Brussels area!
 
cosy wrap stacking chair
 rainbow twist windsor chair
 basket weave love seat
yarn and bute studio couch