Donna Wilson's 10th anniversary show

Sep

17-22

2013

Private View 6pm-late Tue, 10am-6pm Wed to Sun.

Free Event

http://www.donnawilson.com

Exhibition

This year Donna Wilson will create a special installation to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of happily making hand-made products in the UK.
The exhibition will showcase her new collection and limited edition collectables. There will be workshops and all sorts of fun and games throughout the week

This year Donna Wilson and her team will be celebrating a very special 10 year anniversary...
"Happily making hand-made products in the UK"

After graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2003 Donna started off knitting on her domestic machine at home. This developed into the thriving business she has today selling a whole range of products in over 35 different countries, from creatures and cushions to chocolate and chairs!

This exhibition will showcase a retrospective of Donnas work showing how the brand has grown organically year by year. There will of course be the old favourites alongside the new collection and limited edition collectables. You can also drop by and have your photo taken with one of our life sized knitted coyotes.

We welcome friends, family and customers to join us at our birthday party, and say a big thank you to everyone that has helped us to get where we are today.
The night will include a one off auction of over 30 of our weird and wonderful creatures from across the years.

There will be free activity workshops throughout the week to encourage both young and old to get creative and teach new generations to keep tradition techniques alive. With a hand puppet workshop on Saturday

Please join us at: ICN Gallery, 96-98 Leonard Street , London EC2A 4RH
Opening Tuesday 17th September
Press Preview: 4pm-6pm
Private View: 6pm till late
Auction Starts at 8pm.
18th-22nd 10am-6pm
Workshops (pre-book on 020 7749 0768)
Saturday 21st 2pm-4pm

Originally from Scotland, Donna Wilson established her company in 2003 after making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art in London. The creatures sold out and she has since built her business designing and making a collection of curious cushions, luxurious lambswool blankets, and variety of products for you and your home.

Donna now runs a studio and workshop in London where her hardworking team knit, sew, and send out products to individuals and design shops around the world. Her colourful knitted designs have been featured in numerous publications and have appeared in exhibitions at Somerset House, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and The British Embassy. In 2010, Donna won the coveted accolade of 'Designer of the Year' at Elle Decoration's British Design Awards.

Although she has lived in London for many years now, Donna still draws most of her inspiration from her childhood growing up on a farm in Aberdeenshire in the north east of Scotland. Her love of the countryside has influenced her to use texture and organic forms in her work that remind her of home. By using hand-crafted techniques like felting, sewing, knitting, and wrapping, Donna creates a closeness and familiarity that invite people to connect with her products.

Despite her success, Donna has been able to maintain a niche appeal and has a devoted cult following of design enthusiasts, collectors, and the young at heart. As a forerunner of the contemporary craft movement, Donna has always remained true to her principles, using traditional techniques and UK-based suppliers wherever possible, helping to support Britain’s dwindling manufacturing trades.

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