Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Sian's narrative textiles

Finally, after a busy long weekend I can enjoy some 
days by the seashore, however resuming to blog 
about the things I like in a more relaxed way.
By the way, maybe you know that nudist beachgoers 
refer to the other ones around them wearing 
beachwear like me as ”textiles” and that's 
in fact what I'm going to talk about.

Sian Zeng is a gifted textile designer and artist who 
was born in China and moved to Hungary with her 
parents when she was seven whose work is often inspired 
by her own fantasy world, a fairy-tale-like narrative 
she uses to create surface designs and illustrations.

Awarded the William Atkinson scholarship by London's 
Central Saint Martins for her designs on Little Red Riding 
Hood, Sian graduated with a BA in textile design in 2009 
and swiftly started creating her own collection of 
fabrics and wallpapers as well as designing several 
bespoke client led projects in a winsome way.

Sian is passionate about 'crazy' stories and beautiful
patterns design continually exploring the possibilities
of traditional and new technologies to bring into being
her imaginary world; last year she was awarded the
'Young Talent of the Year' by Hungarian 'Elle Decoration'
thus she was soon invited to exhibit at 'Young Talents 
on Show' during Milan's Design Week.

Held at Stella McCartney's lovely showroom, the side
exhibition was set up like a museum walk with elevated
platforms displaying each young talent's work at its best,
among them the intriguing selection of Sian Zeng's
wallpapers representing Hungarian 'Elle Decoration'.
She's undoubtedly, in my opinion, a young 
designer to keep a sharp eye on.

all images from the designer's blog
left to right: designers Sian Zeng and Rossana Orlandi with
Hungarian 'Elle Decoration' editor Cecilia Horvath in Milan

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