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"Burdock Biomimicry" Collection

Fabric manipulation and textured wallpaper statement print.

Tessellating marbled plaster tiles with exposed woven surface.

"Burdock Biomimicry" Collection

Exposed wool woven surface for a side table.

"Burdock Biomimicry" Collection

Hook and loop fabric manipulation in linen with ceramic hooks.

"Burdock Biomimicry" Collection

Loop inspired embroidery with waxed leather thread in ceramic gas fired tiles.

Natasha Patterson

Natasha Patterson is an authentic textile designer specialising in innovation inspired by nature. Her work is driven by mimicking how nature can inspire man-made materials through form and process, using a combination of hard and soft materials to produce modern rustic interior design.

This conceptual interior design collection is inspired by the best-known commercial example of biomimicry, Velcro. Upon closer inspection of the burdock plant, George de Mestral discovered its hook-like construction, which led to his invention of Velcro, the popular hook and loop fastener. Thus, my collection mimics the construction of Velcro and its function through soft and hard materials, using interlocking techniques and organic processes.

Inspiration taken from Scandinavian influences with the balance between comfort and minimalism resembling modernism has encouraged my use of materials, such as ceramics and linen, with a neutral based colour palette. Imagery and textural, 3-dimensional structures within the collection mimic form and shape found in nature.

This collection is intended for furnishings within a break-out area of an office, stimulating creativity through calming yet inspiring design.

With my multi-disciplinary skill set, I aspire to pursue a career within the high-end interior design industry.

Final year project

Burdock Biomimicry-Imitation of the Living

Work Experience

Camper Majorca, Spain, Materials Team Assistant Intern
July 2019 – December 2019
In July 2019 I worked at Camper, a brand dedicated to creating original footwear concepts. My role as the Materials team assistant involved research-based tasks, including managing the materials library, researching sustainable materials and recording colour matches for design and production processes, thereby expanding my knowledge of materials. Working for a renowned international company surrounded by culture, innovation and enduring design was inspiring and rewarding.

Christopher Farr Cloth London, Uk, Studio Intern
January 2020 – March 2020
My role at Christopher Farr Cloth involved organising the window display and invitations for Deco off show in Paris. I undertook regular market research, constructed new colourways for designs and developed technical skills in photoshop, sending instructions for display wings for showrooms across America.

Anne Kyyro Quinn London, Uk, Studio Intern
March 2020
I worked as a studio intern, preparing wall panels to feature in Chelsea Harbour Design centre for London Design week. I also contributed to the production of samples for large acoustic panels. My technical skills include using industrial equipment to hand finish samples.