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Donna Wilson + SCP at Milan Furniture Fair 2016

8 April 2016

It’s the 55th year of the Milan Furniture Fair/ Salone Internazionale del Mobile and my friends SCP will launch this latest range of Frank, Ernest and Henry Pouffes at the show next week!

This new knitted Stitch pattern is reminiscent of traditional Swedish folk designs, in a natural muted colour palette of grey, blue and rust.

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_2

The wool is specially spun and dyed in England and then woven in Wales using a time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Soft, shapely and robust enough to roll down hills, the pouffe collection is also available in Nos Da, Bora Da, Zig Zag and Braid Caspian fabric.

SCP’s main exhibition will be to launch their new Sofa in Sight upholstery collection, which presents six sofas by six designers: Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate. You can read more about it here.

If you are in Milan next week, stop by the SCP stand to have a look!

Dates and Times
12 – 17 April 2016
9.30 am – 6.30 pm

Location

Salone Internazionale del Mobile
Quartiere Fiera Milano, Rho
Click here to view in Google Maps

SCP Frank, Ernest and Henry pouffes_6

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Donna Wilson + SCP at Milan Furniture Fair 2015

1 April 2015

Happy Birthday SCP!  To celebrate their 30th anniversary, SCP will be hold an exhibition in Milan over the Salone Internazionale del Mobile / Milan Design Week. 

Entitled ‘The Arrangement of Furniture in a Room,’ the exhibition will include a range of SCP prototypes, originals, re-issues, new products, and some of the most coveted pieces from their archive. The exhibition will also be the first opportunity to preview products in the new SCP Classics collection.

Included in the exhibition are several pieces by Donna Wilson: 
The Bertha armchair, the Blocks and Peaks baskets, the Ernest pouffe, Nos Da textiles, the Fort tray, and the Braid Kilim and Aravali quilts and throws. 

Ernest pouffe by Donna Wilson 2009Ernest pouffe by Donna Wilson, 2009

Nos Da textiles by Donna Wilson 2009Nos Da textiles by Donna Wilson, 2009

Bertha armchair by Donna Wilson 2012Bertha armchair by Donna Wilson, 2012

Blocks and Peaks baskets by Donna Wilson 2013Blocks and Peaks baskets by Donna Wilson, 2013

If you’ll be in Milan for design week, below are details to visit the show!

Location:
Via Carlo Tenca 7, Milano
Click here to view in GoogleMaps.

Dates & Times
14 – 19 April 2015
10.00am – 8.00pm Daily
10.00am – 5.00pm Sunday 19 April

Press Preview:
14 April, 9.00am – 12.00pm

Opening Drinks:
14 April, 7.00pm – 9.00pm

How to get there
Metro – Repubblica, Centrale F or Lima
Tram – 1, 5, 9, 33

The exhibition will also include designs by:
Alex Hellum, Andrea Stemmer, Andrew Stafford, Bec Brittain, Farrow Design, Faudet-Harrison, Ineke Hans, Fort Standard, James Irvine, Jasper Morrison, Konstantin Grcic, Lee Kirkbride, Lucy Kurrein, Mark McGinnis, Matthew Hilton, Michael Marriott, PearsonLloyd, Peter Marigold, Rachel Whiteread, Reiko Kaneko, Richard Wentworth, Sarah Kay, and Terence Woodgate.

Click here to read more about the exhibition. 

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And if you won’t make it to Milan, this exhibition will be moving to the Design Museum in London, opening 24th May!

The Arrangement of Furniture in a Museum
Design Museum
Shad Thames
London
SE1 2YD

Dates
24 May – 6 June
10am – 5:45pm Daily

Click here and here for more information.

Milan Furniture fair 2014- looking through my textile eyes

10 April 2014

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:

Food of the Fair

29 April 2012
We managed to eat our way round Milan furniture fair! here are a few snaps for you…..

 This was at Eindhoven Design Academy show- the biggest sandwiches ever!

 A white crock with green peas in it’s mount

 Another Dutch place- an amazing trailer making pancakes.

 Food served on cardboard plates.

 bowl of seafood sealed in with pizza dough.

 fresh strawberries and a visit to the market…

Milan 2012 – Wrap, Knit, Stitch, and Sew

22 April 2012
Last year I did a blog post called Milan through textile eyes- so this is this years version, I saw a lot of design the last few days but I’m always drawn to anything textural, especially products that are made by hand.  here are a few of my favourites.
This was amazing- a 3D installation made from wool and lots of fishing wire, which looked like a sketch.
 

blue eyes!