Curated by Barbara Chandler, design editor of Homes & Property at the London Evening Standard
Ella Doran is one of the established designers that forms part of 100% Forward at 100% Design, which will highlight UK emerging design talents, each championed by an established designer who launched their career at 100% Design.
Says Barbara Chandler: “Since 100% Design started in 1995, our stellar UK designers have created a world-famous design industry, and continue to do so. But all industries need new talent. Who better to spot it than the successful design entrepreneurs who launched their careers in the ‘90s at 100% Design? Seven of them have each chosen an emerging UK designer. I have chosen an eighth and added a display of ceramics.
The creativity of these new designers embraces furniture, lighting, printed/woven textiles and ceramics…not to mention origami and illuminated wallpaper. Some designers have just graduated; others are already making their way. They will be given a platform at 100% Design to show their work and engage with visitors. Their stories will inform, intrigue, inspire and impress.”
The portrait of Ella above was taken by Barbara Chandler©. you can see the rest of them here
Ella has nominated Kyla McCullum, of Foldability
Ella Doran says:
“I first met Kyla at Design Junction in 2013. I was struck by her display of folded and pleated papers, which seemed to echo in 3D form a similar source of inspiration to my own ‘Geo’ design. I have watched her develop and progress over the past few years, pushing the boundaries of her craft to great effect.
Her hallmark is that wow factor.”