There are so many great designers out there and some are making their mark by producing modern, graphic surface patterns that are far more than a sum of their geometric parts.
One designer that I'm particularly inspired by is the brilliant Kirath Ghundoo. Kirath is based in County Durham in the UK, graduated in 2006 with a 1st Class degree in surface pattern and textile design and gained her MA in Textiles in 2011. Her first wallpaper collection Mix 'n' Match was launched in 2011 to great acclaim, and her 2012 collection MisMatch hasn't disappointed with its strong colours (Sharon is my favourite) and beautiful geometrics.
I caught up with Kirath last week...
pattern booth: you are fast becoming lots of people's favourite designer, but who are your favourites?
Kirath: I love, Rob Ryan, Paul Smith, Matthew Williamson, Sarah Morris for her recent collaboration for TFL. I'm always scoping out new designers...inspiration is everywhere.
pattern booth: Your designs continue to feel very fresh. Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Kirath: My design inspiration comes from everywhere, every day encounters all transpire into my work.
pattern booth: your work has been so well received by the public, media and industry. It must have taken a lot of dedication, hard work and commitment to get this far. What was the best design advice you've ever had?
Kirath: Keep your eyes on the prize and know how you are going to get there!
Kirath is deservedly in the running for the Elle Decoration British Design Awards 2012 and you can vote for her at the British Design Awards site. You can check out her website or go along and see her work up close between the 19 - 22 September when she returns to the show that launched her first collection, 100% Design, later in the month.