Digitally printed half drop design upholstered for a contemporary armchair, focusing on the beauty of the rainforest. Comprising of watercolour paint, gouache paint and fine liner to achieve tone, colour and detail.
Australian Grevillea & Eden
Screen-printed registered and mis-registered designs on cotton velvet also featuring accents of copper foil to create luxury and sophistication.
Australian Gum Floral
Digitally printed statement upholstered for a contemporary hair pin copper legged stool. Texture inspired from native aboriginal artists and the movement of the rainforest.
Screen-printed half drop repeat featuring the native Australian Grevillea on silk dupion to create texture and shine.
Birds of Paradise
Digitally printed design upholstered onto a cushion, with hints of inspiration taken from my visit to the Eden Project.
Double cloth jacquard using gold and navy yarn as an added luxury and process in the collection.
Focusing on native animals found in the Daintree rainforest, Queensland, using gouache and watercolour paint with detailed elements of fine liner marks.
Movement of the Jungle
Screen-printed coordinate design using VAT dye processes to achieve vibrancy on top of dyed ground.
A Textile Design graduate from Loughborough University, specialising in Printed Textiles with knowledge in both fashion and interiors. Emily has created a sophisticated and refined final collection comprising an array of screen printed, digitally printed and jacquard printed designs intended for high-end interiors. Her work demonstrates a photorealism approach that focuses on native flora and fauna found in Australia combined with architectural geometrics and textures taken from her visit to the Eden Project.
'Terra Australis' After being inspired by her travels up the East Coast of Australia, Emily was driven to create a fresh and exotic collection, with her main inspiration taken from the Daintree Rainforest, located in Queensland. It is the oldest rainforest in the world, with amazing stimulation for her project as the wildlife is so diverse, due to it being located where the Great Barrier Reef meets the rainforest, and consequently being amongst the most biodiverse environments on the planet. With the current environmental issues of climate change and nearly 150 acres of rainforest being lost every minute from human activity, it is important to highlight the natural wonders and beauty of a rainforest using printed textiles. Rainforests are of importance as they play a vital role in determining the balance of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere, making them climate regulators on a global scale. Through considered drawing and intricate detail, Emily aims to design for high-end interiors, printing and designing onto a variety of luxurious fabrics and materials that help illustrate her collection, ‘Terra Australis’. The name Terra Australis derives from geographers in the 18th century and was found on all first maps originating from this period, and translates to “unknown land of the South”. Emily's hand-rendered designs translate strong use of colour and tonal values within her paintings and fine line illustrations, as well as exhibiting technical abilities such a repeat.
Designs launched in store and online for Marks & Spencer Home (2019) Designs sold internationally for Longina Phillips Designs (2018-19) Exhibiting designer at Premiere Vision, Paris (2016 and 2019) Programme Representative (2016) Designs displayed in the Mall Gallery, London (2015)
Represented Loughborough University at The Clothes Show (2016)
July 2017 - August 2018
Designers Guild VM Fabrics Limited Longina Phillips Designs Marks & Spencer Home Never Fully Dressed