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Wild Garlic and Tenderstem Broccoli Print (Colourway 1)

Hawthorne and Kale Print Close Up

A2 Charcoal Basil Studies

Intended to be printed similar scale in charcoal tones on natural linen to emulate the hand-drawn craftsmanship aesthetic.

A1 Asparagus Studies

Intended to be printed large scale on naturally dyed linen with colours inspired by the language used to describe the taste of asparagus, such as sweet and tender.

Close Up A1 Hawthorne Pencil Study

Catherine Taylor

Handcrafted and carefully considered design that puts nature at the heart of the decision-making.

‘Harvested by hand’ is a bespoke interiors' collection designed for longevity that promotes natural and traditional techniques and a hand-drawn aesthetic. It combines the concept of rewilding with the emerging ‘grow your own movement in the hope of inviting and inspiring users to spend more time in their kitchens and gardens, harvesting their own food and exploring plant-based cooking. The State of Nature Report (2019) revealed that the UK is one of the least biodiverse countries, with 75% of UK land being utilised for farming. Isabella Tree (2018) writes that to increase biodiversity we must reduce the amount of land being farmed and give it back for rewilding. David Attenborough (2020) reveals that the quickest and most effective way to increase biodiversity is by changing our diets, as meat-based diets require significantly more land than plant-based diets. ‘Harvested by hand’ aims to clearly express the strong environmental concepts I have enjoyed researching and developing throughout the project and create a strong foundation for my future ecologically responsible design endeavours.

Hayhow DB et al, 2019. The State of Nature. National Biodiversity Network. The State of Nature partnership. [viewed 15/05/2020] Available from: https://nbn.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/State-of-Nature-2019-UK-full-report.pdf

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (2020), Directed by Alastair Fothergill et al. [Film]

Isabella Tree (2018) Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm. London: Picador.

Final year project

Harvested by Hand


Runner-up for Toast Magazine Flux and Flow: A Single Photograph competition. https://www.toa.st/blogs/magazine/flux-flow-a-single-photograph

Work Experience

Sims Hilditch

Interior Design Intern - Assisting both interior and architecture design teams with client projects. This included studying client concepts and creating initial physical and digital sample/concept boards, editing and updating client schemes as the project develops and keeping an ongoing record of various project specifications.

Sims Hilditch was an invaluable experience that taught me a timeless and practical design style and the importance of great attention to detail.

Chelsea Textiles

Showroom Assistant - Working alongside Moana and Jenny, the founders of Chelsea Textiles, provided great insight into the workings of a high-end successful company. Furthermore, first-hand exposure to quality craftsmanship further inspired my love of hand-crafted techniques.

Standfast and Barracks

Design Intern/Colourist - Digital design and colouration of interior fabrics for both Standfast and Standfast’s clients. Additionally, working with Standfast’s impressive archives sparked my appreciation for skilled and timeless artwork. Working on a site where the fabrics are printed meant gaining a breadth of knowledge into both printing processes and cloth.