Friday, November 7, 2008

SPOTLIGHT: Anna Hill

A graduate of Bath Spa University with a fashion and textiles degree, Anna Hill has won the One to Watch national competition run by an interior design website. The judges included leading designers Sir Terence Conran and Philippe Starck.

She was chosen from among thousands applicants as a winner of the One to Watch competition.

Anna impressed the judges with her dazzling bird, animal and flower designs for wallpaper. Her prize is £1,000 cash and a design retail contract.

Through her designs Anna is creating living spaces that have an element of fun to them, sophistication and a sense of individualism.



Here are our favorite Anna Hill wallpaper. They are too beautiful we almost chose all of them!


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CLick "Read More" to view more of Anna Hill's wallpapers and snippets of interview!

My prize money... is going to be such a fantastic help! I am hoping to start my own bespoke wallpaper design business. I'll put a little money aside to treat myself. A local auction house has a modern design sale coming up, so hopefully I'll pick up a little design treasure.

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Magpie Stamp

I became a wallpaper designer... because I love the sheer scale that you have to work with. Furniture and fabrics can be quite restricting.

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Birds and Swirls

Before this... I was working in a sweet shop during university. The worst was definitely doing the night shift in a food label factory. Not very glamorous!

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Shell Ducks

My greatest inspiration... is the natural world around me. I grew up in the Norfolk countryside and have always been fascinated with birds. I like to design with the smaller varieties, although larger game birds have a comical look, which really appeals to me.

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Tiger

My favourite design is... my tiger print. The penny dropped when I created this. It was a defining moment in my career; a point when I thought, this is definitely what I want to do.

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Spoonbills

I want people to react to my work… with a smile. They’re meant to be bold and fun.

source: bathspa & mydeco

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