Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Claire-Anne O'Brien at TENT 2012
Irish-born designer and recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, Claire-Anne O’Brien has expanded her collection of carefully detailed knitted furniture for this years up and coming TENT Exhibition during London Design Festival. Pattern and form play a big influence in her work combined with research on traditional crafts and materials such as basket making and lace work. Inspired by elements of the knitted stitch itself such as rings and loops, these structures are revealed and celebrated through exaggerated scale into bold and textured forms. Passionate about wool, O'Brien is currently developing new fabrics using a wool made especially in a mill in Yorkshire which will then be knitted by a team of knitters around the UK and Irelan. Claire-Anne will celebrate the creativity, imagination and innovation present in Ireland today while highlighting the unique skill and craftsmanship with which Irish products are made. Tent London takes place from the 20th - 23rd of September at the Old Truman Brewery in East London.