5 minutes with cross-discipline designer Amelia Graham

5 minutes with cross-discipline designer Amelia Graham

After collaborating with Amelia Graham on our latest Black Friday window displays, we were keen to find out more about the designer and how her creative approach has evolved. Here’s all you need to know about her work, how she’s inspired and what she’s enjoying at the moment.

Styling and Photography by Jo Bailey

How would you describe your work in a few words?

 
My signature look is graphic and geometric. I’m interested in the interaction of form and colour, as well as complex and simple forms playing together. I try to reference the art and architecture that inspires me without being wholly reverential to any particular oeuvre.

When did you first realise you loved creating?

 
Growing up, I was surrounded by art and design. My mum was an amazing seamstress and my Dad is an architect. I used to watch him sketching elevations at breakfast, so it always made sense to me to pursue what you love as a career.

Has your creative process evolved with time, how?

 
After I graduated, I spent years designing prints for womenswear. About 5 years ago, I became more interested in interiors – from rugs to large scale art pieces. Eventually, I launched my own line of printed goods and found myself working across disciplines.

What has inspired you lately?

 
There’s a coterie of contemporary painters who I find exciting, including Senem Oezdogan, Santtu Mustonen and Gianluca Franzese.

it always made sense to me to pursue what you love as a career.

Photos: Styling, Supermarket Sarah
Photography, Kristy Noble

Favourite instagram accounts?

 
@1milliondiamonds for modern and contemporary art, @teklan because I love her amazing colour stories, @emilyforgot for her wonderful curated modernist design and @_martavidal for great architectural shots.

Favourite interior magazines/blogs?

 
Architectural Review, the RIBA journal and Architectural Digest.

How would you describe the way you dress?

 
I once described it as halfway between Paris and London, because I like classic pieces with a twist – an interesting detail or unexpected element.

What's next for you?

 
I would love to keep collaborating with other artists and designers, so I hope the commissions keep flowing.

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