Anna Hayman is an emerging English print designer with an eye for the dark and decadent and we're quite excited by her. Detailed and luxurious, Anna’s prints are fast becoming modern icons with their influences of Arts and Crafts, Art Deco and Bohemian 70’s style. And even better news - Woodchip and Magnolia are now working with Anna to create 7 papers featuring her on-trend, intricate designs.
Anna originally trained as a pianist, and fell into retail while at music college. This led to management and visual merchandising roles, which inspired her to create and sell her own products. She creates patterns directly from linocuts, which translate to products such as fabric lampshades, kitchen textiles, stationery and now wallpaper. Anna fuses traditional lino printing techniques with digital manipulation to create her repeats, and over time has developed her own unique colour palette.
She is inspired by two main eras, broadly the arts and crafts/art nouveau/art deco period and the 1960's/1970's. In particular, Biba, Celia Birtwell, Rennie Mackintosh, the Bloomsbury group and William Morris are among her main influences, along with her own style which has emerged as a strong and recognisable aesthetic.
Launching at TENT , LONDON - 21-24 September 2017.