Ella Doran is a multi-talented designer, who uses her own photography, mark-making and textile design skills to create a wide range of outcomes, from products and fabrics to large-scale environmental graphics. Her work includes commissions for The Royal Society of Arts, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Tate, The John Radcliffe Hospital, The Royal London Hospital, Paloma Picasso, Portmeirion and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
Ella’s visually-arresting and award-winning designs are the result of creative partnerships and collaboration. She is never happier than when acting as a catalyst, setting off a chain of interlocking innovations. Recurrent passions include travel, the use of colour and helping to advance the circular economy. www.elladoran.co.uk
A collaboration between designers Ella Doran and Kirsteen Stewart explores the landscapes of London and Orkney.25-Aug-2017
Designers Ella Doran and Kirsteen Stewart, specialists in print and textile design, are delighted to announce their first creative collaboration. The duo has created a capsule collection of womenswear and accessories for Spring / Summer 2018, using Kirsteen’s signature simple shapes, which act as a canvas for both designers’ striking and distinctive prints, highlighting their shared strong use of colour and bold, graphic sensibility. The collection features existing print designs from each designer’s own collections, used to create new compositions; exploring skyscapes in London and Orkney, where Kirsteen is based, as well as textures from their local rural and urban landscapes, such as ‘Peeling Paint’ in Hackney, where Ella has her studio.
Ella Doran unveils new own-brand wallpaper ranges plus two new exciting creative collaborations at Top Drawer 201721-Aug-2017
Designer Ella Doran’s stand at Top Drawer this year will be teeming with cool creative wares, from three fabulous wallpapers from the ‘Ella Doran’ homewares label – ‘Surreal Succulents’, ‘Camouflage’ and ‘Safari Leaf’ – to two exciting new collaborations: a homewares range created with contemporary, design-led furniture retailers and manufacturers twentytwentyone, based on iconic chair designs, and a womenswear and accessories capsule collection with fashion designer Kirsteen Stewart, created using print designs by both designers.
Ella Doran collaborates on new ‘twentytwentyone collection’ homewares range, inspired by iconic chair designs21-Aug-2017
Designer Ella Doran is delighted to announce a new collection, created in collaboration with design retail supremos twentytwentyone and based on the store’s founders’ collection of iconic chairs from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
The new ‘twentytwentyone collection’ homewares range includes round and oblong trays, mugs, placemats, with the latter able to be purchased individually, to suit households who don’t want to be limited to classic four- or six-placemat sets. The new range of homewares products will launch at Top Drawer at Olympia in September 2017 and will also be sold at both the twentytwentyone store on Islington’s Upper Street and via Ella Doran’s website at www.elladoran.co.uk. A highly-collectable ‘cheat sheet’ will be included with the placemats to help new owners of the range identify the who and the what of all the chairs featured.