Kate Hollowood

KATE HOLLOWOOD

Handcrafted.  Contemporary.  Unique.  British.

I create bespoke sculptural lighting from my studio in Royal Leamington Spa.  Each piece is made to order and as such all are unique and individual.  I work carefully with clients to identify aesthetic and practical requirements to achieve visually striking, engaging, functional statement pieces and additions for interiors, both home and commercial.

I created 'Matrix' the composite material I use to produce my designs during a 6 week period of playing with and testing a variety of mediums and textiles during my final year studying Textile Design at Birmingham University of Art and Design.   I then developed the material further to create a statement lampshade which was commissioned for display on the Global Colour Research/BIAD stand at the Interiors Show NEC 2014. The Matrix material and the resulting work, which is constantly evolving, reflects my thoughtful consideration for colour, form and contemporary design.

Inspired by the spectacular skylines and architecture of New York and Dubai, the Matrix collection conveys a LoFi, modern, sophisticated aesthetic, marrying compelling style with refreshing simplicity.   When lit up the lighting casts an arrangement of absorbing and captivating illuminations and shadows on the surrounding environment, creating a relaxing, engaging and almost hypnotic atmosphere, when unlit subtle hints of colour make the pieces sculptural in themselves.

Recently I won the Gold award in the makers - method category in the London Design Awards 2017.

https://drivenxdesign.com/d100/news_details.asp?AssetId=48236

http://blogs.bcu.ac.uk/fashion-textiles/2017/11/07/matrix-materials-textile-graduate-kate-hollowood-wins-gold-at-london-design-awards/

Follow my design journey on my instagram - kehollowood

As seen in Vogue, House & Garden, The World of Interiors, Traveller Magazine, Bovey Tracey Contemporary Crafts Fair, Tent London, Design Factory, British Craft Trade Fair, Warwickshire Open Studios, Crafts Council Directory, Little Northern Contemporary Crafts Fair, Lustre.


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