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Decorex 2019: Heroes of Design Angie Parker & Jonathan Rose

Bristol-based textile designer and weaver Angie Parker has been working with Scottish furniture designer Jonathan Rose, to create the Danish Disrupted collection, which is all about handcrafting original and distinctive furniture for their style loving clients.

Angie says, “We’ve been working on this project for almost a year, and we can’t wait to introduce the resulting bespoke chairs and stools. This collaboration came about when we exhibited side-by-side at DesignJunction 2018, and realised that we both were excited by the idea of combining two skills to make something not seen before.”

Angie’s statement vivid colours and exacting weaves fit perfectly into Jonathan’s Danish design, creating an original pair of functional artworks. The chairs are available in further colour options and fabric designs. The upholstery is woven using Angie’s signature Krokbragd patterns: intricate, timeless panels which are time consuming to weave, and which she frequently exhibits as textile art.

Jonathan is an engineer at heart and loves to solve problems hands-on. His passion is designing and developing contemporary furniture for our current world. His focus is on quality and function. Jonathan says, “My approach is progressive and I welcome

ideas from many sources: historical and contemporary, established and emerging, traditional and modern, student and master. I am inherently curious and excited when I find a new process or material that has possibilities in his work.”

Angie and Jonathan’s collaboration is not only one with a stunning outcome, but emblematic of the Design-Nation network’s collaborative approach. This will be Angie Parker’s second showcase at Decorex, also exhibiting with us in 2016. It is Jonathan’s Decorex debut.

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