My love of rich colour has been further inspired this week by the work of ‘Spain's most colourful bespoke textile designer’ Gloria Urech. Influenced by different cultures and art techniques, Madrid born Gloria’s designs and contemporary prints are a feast of colour.
Gloria’s textile design studio GUKUUKI is based in the UK and offers stunning collections of colourful contemporary prints for the fashion and home interior design markets. This is what she had to say about her work:
Tell me a little bit about your background
"I started my career as a Graphic Designer which led me to work for Pepe Jeans London where I became a senior in-house textile designer creating prints for twice yearly collections. In 2010 I relocated to England and set up my print studio GUKUUKI, which enables me to create prints for the fashion, home decor and stationary markets".
How would you describe your work?
"My work is an interpretation of what I see around me. I am primarily attracted to nature and with my passion and training in photography; I see things in a particular way which allows me to perceive patterns all around me".
What inspires you?
"A walk into a garden such as Kew Gardens in London, an art exhibition, symbols, cooking, architecture, books about art and print design, surfaces and textiles, music, vintage prints and ceramics. My true experience is based on living with different cultures with the aim of learning new techniques to innovate along with my designs; colourful places such as Le Cinque Terre and Burano in Italy and Japanese, Swedish and paisley prints".
Gloria works with fashion designers and home decor companies creating bed linen, wall covering and stationary and is looking forward to creating her own line of products (bed linen, cushions, scarves, accessories and stationary). Other examples of Gloria’s work can be found at http://society6.com/Gukuuki and on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/GukuukiStudio
(Copyrighted images courtesy of Gloria Urech)