Emerging Talent Series
Back in Spring 2020, as the world was collectively getting to grips with the realisation that we were in the midst of a pandemic, 28-year old craftsman and designer Paboy Bojang began sewing cushion covers to pass the time. He had recently lost his job at one of Naples' historic Majolica tile workshops and was staying with a friend who happened to have a neglected Singer machine and some fabric scraps. A year later, his homeware social enterprise In Casa By Paboy is recognised worldwide and has been featured in international media titles including Vogue and House & Garden. In this conversation, contributor Eva Ramirez discusses his introduction to textiles, the inspiration behind his optimistic, vibrant designs and what sparks joy in his life.
For Charles Byron and Maria Gomez of bespoke furniture brand Byron & Gomez, every handcrafted piece they make begins with a story to tell. The Somerset-based duo creates unique designs for private clients, interior designers and architects, and recently completed a piece commissioned by Designed by Woulfe for a private residential client. In this conversation, we discuss the importance of storytelling through design and why sustainability matters.
In the next instalment of our Emerging Talent Series, guest writer Eva Ramirez speaks with Lukas Klimcak, founder of Czech-based glassware brand KLIMCHI. They discuss the influence of his upbringing and how he has combined his family’s roots with his own signature style to create a business that is exciting and progressive while remaining true to the artisanal origins of the craft.
Freya Bramble-Carter has been immersed in the world of ceramics from a young age, communicating her thoughts, feelings and interpretations of the world around her through the tactile medium since she was a child. Under the masterful eye of her father Chris Bramble, whom she cites as one of her biggest inspirations, she has made a name for herself within the industry, garnered the attention of influential press and collaborated with the Tate Collective amongst other industry titans. When she's not firing pots in the London studio she shares with her father and fellow ceramicist, she is teaching others to do so through her group and one-on-one workshops, Freya's Clay Club.