Stoff Studios is a partnership founded in 2015 between Carys Briggs, a textile designer and Andrew Mason, a designer and maker of furniture.
Carys studied printed textiles at both Central St Martins and the RCA while Andrew has a background in Sculpture; graduating from Camberwell College of Art in 2009.
Working from their two studio spaces in South East London, the duo use traditional methods to create refined collections of textiles and furniture. They take a humble approach to their practice, drawing inspiration from the materials they work with; the joy of dyes applied to fabric or the clarity brought about by a well placed joint. Often concentrating on either a single piece or a small batch of works they produce objects with a tactile nature, designed to work together in the home.
The fabric pieces are inspired by gestural mark making and mono printing techniques and their soft lines are reflected in the fluid, sculptural forms of our furniture.
Carys and Andrew aim to produce truly collaborative collections, utilising their two fields of knowledge to create a more studied, detailed response to initial inspirations, taking account of how the finished pieces, and the materials they are made from, exist within a wider context.
Image shows ‘Survey’ collection 2017
Selected Exhibitions:
Clerkenwell Design Week, Exhibit Gallery, London
Isola Design District, Milan Design Week, Milan
The British Craft Pavilion, London Design Festival, London
Parçalanmı ş Parça Parçalar, Pi Artworks, Istanbul
We do not speak but confine ourselves briefly to the surface, ICA, London