Today’s post features some striking floral-inspired designs from the very talented Lorna Syson, who creates hand-made sculptured textiles including wall art, cushions and accessories.
Above and below are two designs from Lorna’s Wall Flower collection, which you can hang on your wall in your home.
And the final image, below, is a Dahlia Clutch Bag.
Lorna very kindly agreed to answer a few questions for me : –
When did you start your business and where are you based?
I started my business in 2009 with help from The Prince’s Trust. At first, I was based in the Midlands, but I’ve recently moved down to South London and have a studio with the Bow Arts Trust.
Where do you get your floral inspiration for your designs?
I’ve always worked with organic shapes and flowers. My first collection and wall flowers were inspired by a trip to the Eden Project in October, where I took some amazing images of pompom dahlias and chrysanthemums.
These photographs started the whole process, and inspired the drawings and three-dimensional manipulation.
What are your plans for 2011?
I’m also showing with Design Factory in Paris and 100% Design with SjGuest in September, as well as working on a couple of large private commissions which are very exciting to make and design. Plus I have a couple of new cushion designs coming out soon in eco-friendly fabrics.
Do you have a favourite flower?
I like simple flowers which are very different from my work. At the moment, I love daffodils.
(Images : Lorna Syson)