Sunday, 30 September 2012

Anna Wiscombe

Anna Wiscombe takes inspiration from nature and the world around her, creating her work from memories, of the natural environment that surrounded her in childhood. She shares with us, her future plans and why nature is the main source of inspiration to her. Anna features in our book Inspired:London and you can pre-order your copy here 

What is name and background behind your company?
I use my own name for my business name and produce a range of contemporary decorative and functional wooden products inspired by the natural environment.

Where are you based?
I’m based in East London where I have my studio.

How long have you been in business for?
I’ve been in business for just over a year but working on my products behind the scenes for quite a bit longer than that!

What do you love most about living in London?
Being able to go out and see great design everywhere – from shops and markets to museums!  It’s also great being able to meet lots of lovely, like minded designers at different events!

Who or what inspires you?
I get inspiration from lots of things within art, design, and just everyday life but I love looking at the patterns and shapes that were used in 1950's and 70's design as I love the stylised forms!

What advice would you give designers starting out?
Try lots of different things – both product ideas and places to sell and don’t worry if sometimes certain things don’t work! 

What is new for your company?
At the moment I'm busy producing my new products for the Autumn so expect to see some new work inspired by leaves and branches coming soon!
I've got lots of plans for some larger, limited edition decorative pieces which I'm trying to find the time to work on too!

You can pre-order your copy of Inspired:London by Mary McDermott from We Make London
Follow the link to get your copy here  

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