Textile designer Tamasyn Gambell, worked for Paris couture houses, including Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel, before moving to Stockholm to design for H&M. She realised, however, that "having to whack out 100 prints a week just wasn't for me." She moved back to the UK six years ago to start her own business selling hand-printed scarves with bold.geometric designs. Gambell and her two assistants do the screen-printing themselves. "I've always wanted to feel the cloth and really be in control of what I do," she says.
Tamasyn Gambell has serious fashion credentials: the RCA graduate worked as a print designer for the luxe Parisian label Louis Vuitton and Swedish high street giant H&M after graduating, but became increasingly disillusioned with the industry. Gambell came back to the Uk five years ago and began producing bold screen-printed products using the most eco-friendly methods possible. Her hip home-wares are all made in the UK using fabrics from Irish mills that have been dyed with water based pigments. Gambell's emphasis on social responsibility is admirable, but it is her vibrant geometric design which really grab your attention. Resolutely cheerful but never garish, they have a sophistication and timeless appeal thats sure never to go out of style.
This month's London Design Festival is packed with established and emerging talent showcasing their work across the capital, and at it's central hub, the V&A museum. British creativity is flourishing - and we've picked out some of our favourites to make sure you don't miss a thing. Royal College of Art graduate Gambell worked for Louis Vuitton and Sonia Rykiel before setting up her own company five years ago. Art-deco inspired abstract prints in bright contrasting colours are found on her lampshades, cushions and stationary.