CHAMPIONING BRITISH FEMALE DESIGN
We worked with an all-female design team at Kinnersley Kent Design, for our Chelsea store. In line with The Fold’s ethos they sought to source bespoke materials and art from female designers. Here they explain what led them to designer Stephanie Tudor.
‘We sought to champion British female designers and artists, creating something unique for the location. We loved the tactile, natural, yet unexpected quality of Stephanie Tudor’s surface design.’
THE DESIGN AND PROCESS
‘Inspired by The Fold’s ethos; empowering independent women through beautiful clothing, I focused on creating pieces that would reflect the high quality fabrics and modern aesthetic of the brand through carefully selected tones and textures of natural yet contemporary materials. I envisaged the pieces to appear as an immersive backdrop for the clothing, something different from the sharp clean lines of the rest of the store, whilst not detracting from the overall aesthetic.’
ABOUT STEPHANIE TUDOR
Stephanie is a multidisciplinary artist based in Bristol producing sculptural installations and bespoke furniture on commission. Since graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2013, she has worked on a broad range of individual and collaborative projects. Highlights have included high end furniture commissioned by The New Craftsmen, giant lion sculptures set in public gardens in London, and a series of fantastical rocks made from urban debris and foliage.
More recently Stephanie has been involved in community engagement projects with her collective Studio Meraki. Funded by the Arts Council, the project provides creative workshops to revive urban parks.
Her current work aims to marry the two sides of her practice; facilitating workshops to create sculptural structures inspired by natural forms, as both a creative and educational opportunity.