You may remember today’s designer from our feature last summer. Well Gabriela Larios is back with some beautiful new patterned products including teacups, silk scarves and adorable zipped pouches. Enjoy!
“Alongside the commissioned work I am currently creating for international clients and licensing fabric and home ware companies, I have recently launched two new Gabriela Larios textile pieces ‘My Favourite said the Ant Eater’, part of my originally hand painted silk scarves collection and my new ‘Colourful Deep Sea Creatures’ zipped pouches. Both textile pieces celebrate my love of playful and whimsical designs inspired by story tales and memories of my childhood in El Salvador. I am pleased to say that a few of these pieces have recently been awarded two honorable mentions by 3×3 Magazine Illustration Awards and were also part of the selection of patterns published in the special issue of Uppercase Magazine dedicated to surface pattern design.
Other news I am very excited about is the recent launch of my unique set of collaged hand decorated porcelain ceramic using elements of my original and colourful floral patterned motifs. My aim through Gabriela Larios limited edition products is to capture my artistic and personal vision through soulful, crafted items that people can treasure and connect with timelessly. All textile pieces are designed and originally hand painted at my home-based studio in London, printed on natural fibre fabrics using water based inks and printed on short runs to minimise waste which also means fabrics are 100% original.
I am now planning and preparing for upcoming design fairs and exhibitions in London at the end of the year and the launch of new wall art products for children’s rooms on my shop Gabote, some of them selected to be showcased and published in London in 2015 at the Showcase100 exhibition organised by the Little Chimp Society.”
As a special offer for Pattern Observer readers, get a 10% discount on Zipped Pouches and Silk Scarves by using code PATTERNLOVE7 at checkout. (Offer ends Sat.19th of July)