Next year Heart Home magazine joins forces with Home London as we will be showcasing a selected group of UK only small brands that need a little extra help in promoting their products. A month ago we launched the search and have received numerous entries; a big thank you to all. We have chosen our top ten on the basis of originality, fun and what we feel best meets our aesthetic. So without further ado here are our designers:
Kirath Ghundoo is a surface pattern and wallpaper designer based in County Durham. She is renowned for her geometric wallpaper designs which are instantly recognisable from the enticing blocks of colour and which add a bold statement to any interior space.
Anna is a London-based pattern designer and illustrator, with her own collection of homeware, including tea-towels, coasters, tablemats, prints, cards and mugs.
CoucouManou Furniture & Interiors has been created by its Bath based founder Nell Beale, to offer beautiful and original furniture and homewares.
Holly Francesca creates iconic illustrations using paper cuts and original hand drawings to create colourful, bold silhouettes to form art prints and greeting cards. All of her designs are centered on iconic places, attractions and collections, such as the A to Z of London through to a map of the world wonders.
Claire is an independent surface pattern designer, artist and lover of beautiful interiors. She has just launched her first wallpaper designs.
At the heart of byKirsty is the signature lighting range - Sphery. With its clean-cut lines and sublime shadows, Sphery sits on the cusp between lighting and sculpture, with a nod to the Scandinavian and Mid-century styling.
Melissa Smith is a designer-maker from Birmingham, starting out with an idea for creative home wares with quirky designs. In early 2012 tshe launched her creative business with an eco friendly heart.
Home Slice Design is the creative partnership of illustrator Steph Parr and product designer Ellie Gregory who set up Home Slice Design over a shared passion for crumpets, forgotten high streets and caravanning holidays.
Quirk & Rescue are an East London design duo specialising in wallpaper,cushions and textile designs. All designs are original, based on elements as diverse as typography, music and 19th century optical illusions. Their signature style is bold colours combined with flat graphics, resulting in a range of products that are both classic and modern.
Caslon&Co bring character and charm to the home through a collection of vintage inspired repeating patterns which are created using antique wooden printing blocks known as ornaments and fleurons.
Home London is from 12-14 January 2014