Linda Florence - House of Bling 2

Born 1981 in motherwell, now lives and works in London.

Linda Florence trained in textile design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design then went on to study for a Masters in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins. Since graduating Florence has won numerous design awards and has worked for clients including the V&A, The National Trust and Ted Baker.

Within her practice Florence focuses on the narrative elements of pattern and print and alternates between the production of bespoke handmade wallpapers and both permanent and temporary installation artwork for public, commercial and domestic interiors.

 

Selected exhibitions/commissions

2012

Blue Tree, Redwood Centre, Artwork Commission, Shelton Hospital, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Wallpaper commissioned for the British Business Embassy’s Best of British Exhibition London 2012 Cultural Olympiad,

‘Paleys upon Pilers’ Installation. Design and printing of wooden panels for Studio Weave. London Architecture Festival

Wandering Methods Project. Research project developing artwork in response to the history, stories and architecture of Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin.

Chalk Artwork, Swept Away: Dust, Ashes, and Dirt in Contemporary Art and Design Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) New York

Three hand printed wallpaper designs for Ted Baker New York 5th Avenue, Bromley Road London and Selfridges London. 2012

2010

60|40 Starting Point Series Exhibition, Siobhan Davies Studios

2009

Warp Factor,Tokyo Design Center and Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

Meta Table Setting Installation, Millennium Gallery Museums Sheffield

Swarovski, Commission of decoupage screen, Unbridled Exhibition, Paris

 

Awards

British Design Award for Surface Design 2009

Jerwood Contemporary Maker 2009

Crafts Council Development Award 2008

Creative 8 Award Clerkenwell Green Association 2007

New Designer of the Year Contract Furnishings Association Award 2003