Spotlight on: Hannah Waldron
Get to know the name who’s taking the design world by storm
At SCP, we work with the world’s best-known and respected designers. This week, however, we wanted to shine a light on an impressive new talent that you may not yet know – but soon will.
Meet Hannah Waldron, the latest designer to join the SCP fold. Despite being new to the industry, her portfolio packs a powerful punch of industry heavyweights. From London’s V&A museum to Ikea, Paul Smith and now us.
Her name is synonymous with woven tapestries elevated with rainbow-bright colours, evocative shapes and whip-smart geometric forms – but it’s Hannah’s ability of storytelling through her narrative-led work that we find wonderfully irresistible.
Perhaps you too will be lured by her love of colour, materials and the curiosity to discover what stories can be told through her work. Or the fact that each design is painstakingly developed by hand on Hannah’s miniature studio loom, which for us, makes her work all the more special.
Hannah honed her craft by completing an MFA in Textiles at Konstfack, Sweden before scooping the HAY talent award in Denmark in 2014. Her work has been shown at several international exhibitions and has garnered a following of design aficionados with an appreciation for textiles and beautiful craftsmanship along the way.
Having first met Hannah at the Salone del Mobile, Milan in 2013, we instantly recognised she was a star in the ascendant. Fast forward three years later, we went on to launch her first collection, Tabi, for SCP in Milan last month. Featuring throws and cushions, the woolen assemblage is woven in Britain and utilises the time-honoured double cloth weaving technique. Architectural elements, stacks of shape, repeating vertical lines and a rich colour palette heighten this design from the constrictions of the technique itself.
We caught up with the designer to talk influences, studio life and what it was like working with SCP.