20 — 23 Sep 2022
Interiors & Furniture, Fashion & Textiles
FLOOR_STORY will reveal a new multi purpose home during The Festival, as well as a new collection in collaboration with Kangan Arora. The studio and workspace will be shared with workspace designers Trifle* as hub for events, partnerships and a showcase for the work of each company - both born and bred in the East End.
Kangan Arora is a textile designer specialising in print and pattern. Born in India and now based in London, her work explores bold colour, geometry, abstraction and playful pattern application, with a specific interest in a variety of colour languages and processes. With a signature style that takes assimilated shapes and unexpected juxtapositions, she brings them to life through screen-printing, weave, digital applications, large scale installations and a range of other mediums. Arora has collaborated on projects with the likes of TATE, IKEA, Heal's and FLOOR_STORY, across a range of products including soft furnishings, rugs, acoustic panels and more and trained at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design where she is currently a Lecturer in Textile Design. Arora has also run print workshops internationally at Kyoto Design Lab as part of their Textiles Summer School. FLOOR_STORY is a maker of beautiful rugs with an eye on craft and unique design. Based in London's Shoreditch district, FLOOR_STORY’s showroom is home to hand-made rugs that prove its off-beat approach to rug design creates the very best results. Through the championing of young design talent and collaborations with established designers, FLOOR_STORY founded by Simon Goff in 2015, has built a unique and sometimes left field collection of beautifully made rugs. Standing alongside discoveries made on regular sourcing trips to rug meccas, as well as a series of in-house designs, FLOOR_STORY rugs truly celebrate both diversity and creativity. We invite you to join us in conversation with Kangan Arora in our new showroom space on the 20th of September from 16:00. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org