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Emma de la Chapelle
WHAT, WHO, WHY
Frustrated by what the current wallpaper market has to offer, the aim for this project was to push the boundaries and challenge the perception of traditional wall coverings.
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In design, well considered and thought through projects and products - those with a real story and those really taking the consumer experience into consideration - is what tickles me. When completing my Bachelors degree in Interior and Spatial design in London 2014, I spent a year working in Australia and rekindled with my life-long passion for illustrating. Drawing and storytelling is something I have since applied to many of my projects, even at the Design Product course at the RCA, and now wish to proceed with a more print based agenda. That being said, I do not think I'd ever be fully satisfied with only flat printed surfaces such as wallpaper and will strive to continue creating products for the everyday use that combines both elements of printed artwork and product design - such as packaging.
I consider sharp attention to detail as important as the final outcome. I value thought-provocative thinking and that carefully added touch of wit or sense of humour. This is an ingredient I strive to imply in everything I do. Because frankly, design that doesn’t trigger any emotion, is in my opinion pointless.
Lateral thinking, excessive experimentation, working with people from various backgrounds is what excites me, and I always welcome new collaborations – regardless which field this might come from, or lead to.
- BA Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2014; Foundation degree, University for Creative Arts, Canterbury, 2010
- Intern, Designgoat, Dublin, 2016; Assistant, LottStudio, Melbourne, 2015; Intern, Mance Design, Melbourne, 2014-2015; Intern, Berry Place, London, 2013