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Elizabeth Morrish

MA work

I paint, draw and screenprint designs for the interior which play between qualities of surface and representation. My research into historical design archives contributes a nostalgic quality, as I use the familiar to find originality through re-interpretation. In this collection I use humble imagery and materials to explore the relationship between functional and decorative aesthetics. Through my print and installation design, I explore how utility has become central to new formations of style and desire in the contemporary interior.

I hope to work within a studio where I can build on my experience of lifestyle, interiors and product design.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2009

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • I paint, draw and screenprint designs for the interior which play between qualities of surface and representation. My research into historical design archives contributes a nostalgic quality, as I use the familiar to find originality through re-interpretation. In this collection I use humble imagery and materials to explore the relationship between functional and decorative aesthetics. Through my print and installation design, I explore how utility has become central to new formations of style and desire in the contemporary interior.

    I hope to work within a studio where I can build on my experience of lifestyle, interiors and product design.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, 2004
  • Experience

  • Work Placement, Designers Guild, London, 2008; Product Developer/Account Management, Ny-Lon Design Ltd, London, 2005-7; Design Assistant, Li & Fung (Trading) Ltd, London, 2005
  • Awards

  • RCA/Osbourne & Little Bursary, 2009; First prize, RCA/Designers Guild Competition, 2007; First prize, Ashmolean Museum Vivian Leigh Drawing Prize, 2004