Neisha is a textile and surface pattern designer well known for her elegant, well balanced and dynamic repeats of geometrics and flowers, her unusual combinations of colour, and her ability to design patterns for a wide range of products, techniques and mediums. Her designs have an impeccable sense of proportion and personality.
Neisha trained in textiles at Camberwell School of Art where she developed her drawing style. She specialised in print at the Royal College of Art in London, and it was here that she experimented with print technique. Her post-graduate show in 1986 was highly applauded, and she was commissioned by Osborne & Little to design a collection, which became one of their best selling products, and included the ubiquitous Star wallpaper.
In 1994 she started her own Neisha Crosland textile label designing and printing scarves, selling them at many high-end boutiques and department stores around the world. Neisha Crosland products now include fabrics and wallpapers, distributed worldwide through Turnell & Gigon at the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, and a collection of home, fashion accessories, shoes and loungewear for Hankyu Department Stores in Japan. She designs a collection of rugs in collaboration with the Rug Company, a range of tiles with De Ferranti and Fired Earth, vinyl flooring with Harvey Maria, a collection of hand embroidered fabrics with Chelsea Textiles, hand crafted stationery, fine china and book covers for Virago. In September she published her first book, Neisha Crosland Life of a Pattern with Merrell.
Her body of work has propelled her to the forefront of UK design, and in 2006 she was honoured with a Royal Designer for Industry Distinction (RDI). Her papers and fabrics have been used by top international decorators such as India Mahdavi and Tara Bernerd. Her designs adorn many fashionable hotels and residences around the world, including film sets such as Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and most recently Pedro Almodovar’s Julietta. Her work is archived at the V&A, and Geffrye Museums.
Life of a Pattern
Neisha Crosland’s distinctive designs for textiles, wallpaper, homes and fashion, have won her international acclaim. Often asked the origin of her ideas, she has written a beautiful new book to answer that question. Life of a Pattern explores the sources of Crosland’s inspiration, from the first spark of an idea to the finished product.
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