Alex Garnett is an independent designer who produces quirky fun ceramics with an emphasis on originality like all our designers. A self-taught ceramicist and experienced prop maker with a passion for visual art, he prides himself on products hand made in the UK. Perhaps his main forte is subverting mundane everyday items into unique, quirky collectibles.
Graduating from Goldsmiths in 2003, Alex co-founded the design studio MIXKO. In 2010 he established himself independently under WWW.ALEXGARNETT.COM where he continues to produce visually striking work ranging from interior design to fashion accessories and modern sculpture.
Past clients include Bloomberg, Dirk Bikkembergs, Fiorucci, IKEA, Paul Smith and Top Shop. His work has also featured on The One Show and Noel Fielding’s “Luxury Comedy” series. Read more
Michiyo’s brand has only been running for a year and retains that fresh spark to its ideas. Every piece is hand crafted utlising traditional techniques making each piece a unique treasure. Her pieces make use of many luxurious materials; Glass beads, 925 Sterling Silver. Swarovski crystals, Gold as well as bare base metals such as copper, brass and bronze.
Sandra Tepla makes bespoke jewellery that is all about texture, line, contrast and colour. Her pieces are handmade from both silver and non-precious materials.
Each design takes on the botanic life that serves as her inspiration, which she documents and explores photography. Sandra’s stated aim is to: “…establish a new form of jewellery that is independent of association with wealth and social status.”
Her latest collection Entwined is reflecting her love for organic forms and use of patina. Primary nine pieces of wearable art are produced from copper wire coated
in silver and beach glass collected from all over Europe. Pendants are suspended from beautifully detailed cord necklaces featuring silver and brass findings.
Use of patina in this collection gives pieces an aged look. Each piece of Entwined jewellery is a statement piece to be reckoned with. Read more
Intrigue Emporium Autumn Show was a hit! We had a whole selection of talented designers exhibiting with us again, and it was great to see some old faces coming back for our second event! There were some really unique and out-there pieces on display at the autumn show, we were so excited to see some of the truly amazing stuff our sellers had to offer. In case you missed it, we got very snap happy with the camera, so here’s a few photos from the event for you to browse.
Dani Crompton creates contemporary and bold geometric beaded designs for jewellery lovers. Tiny 1mm glass beads are intricately sew together to create light weight three dimensional forms in a myriad of bright colours. Colour is their passion and they delight in developing new combinations. Every piece is hand made to a high standard and finished with quality sterling silver findings.
Dani has worked independently out of a studio in SW London since 2000 and enjoys taking on commissions for dramatic wedding, jewellery and headpieces. Read more
A West London based designer maker with a fascination for imperfections, in both life and nature. Drawn to quirks and flaws, there is beauty in the broken, its presence tells a story, discarded objects no longer wanted or abandoned, the intrigue of decay that happens over time. A former student from the Sir John Cass School of Art, who enjoys working with mixed media and found objects, breathing new life into something that is unwanted or discarded. Drawing on eclectic influences creating bold, organically shaped wearable statements that blur the lines between clothing and accessories. Read more
Returning to Intrigue Emporium after winning ‘Best Stall’ at our previous Intrigue Emporium Summer Show is Kata Wearable art.
Every Kata piece has been made with its collector in mind – they are not simply adornments but art pieces to be flaunted. Established in 2008 by Anton Kata who has been in the jewellery industry for over 17 years, every Kata design has its own story embedded in its detail with each piece of jewellery is hand-crafted with personally selected diamonds and gemstones to suit the client’s taste. Read more
The identity of Jenny haytch came about after, as she puts it, “…had been applying for jobs and waiting for various aspects of my life to kick off a few years after graduating, and still nothing was really happening.”
Needing to do something aside from job hunting to give herself a feeling of accomplishment at the end of day; some instant gratification. And something that she could afford to do. So she started drawing.
While having no intention of anyone really looking at it – it was months before she put anything publicly online but it seemed to go down pretty well. I didn’t (and don’t) take it too seriously. Jenny tries to let her designs flow out as naturally as possible without bogging them down by overthinking them.
Amy Brooks is a developing textiles designer with a passion for print and nature. She uses her love of photography to capture images in nature that she can generate into surface pattern. Creating individual but adaptable designs is a skill shown throughout her work.
In her collection called ‘Reflections’, she aims mainly for the interiors market; however the style of her pattern can also be applied to clothing or stationery. Amy sees nature as an escape as it easily possible to get lost amongst the ever-changing colours and forms, as well as the patterns in natural beauty. The majority of her inspiration comes from taking her dog on daily walks, where she often captures moments on camera whilst reflecting on her thoughts.
The approach she takes in design is straight-forward but effective. The transformation of the original image into a new design or motif; is a combination of my photography talents & eye for detail. Sometimes the best results come from the unexpected. This is the key part to her working process, as the digital pattern created can be forever changed, just like nature.
The intention of Amy’s designs is for the audience to be engaged in the unforeseen patterns formed, without realising what it is created from. For ‘Reflections’, she has brought together the ideas and methods that she has learned throughout my journey at university. Collecting more photographs for her portfolio and developing her eye for finding patterns in nature, is then used to create unique surface patterns for my love of interiors. The colour palette present in this collection is inspired from the natural colours in the sky. These colours also reflect the mood of the moment.
Patricia has a background in music as a professional harpist, and has been turning for 8 years, and Gabor was an electrical engineer and has been turning for over 30 years. They started collaborating 6 years ago and most of their work is conceived as a partnership. They make turned and decorated wooden pieces which aim to express the beauty of the natural wood enhanced with colour, semiprecious stones, beads, inlaid exotic woods and pierced designs.
Their work is purely decorative and inspired by nature, using a myriad of leaves, flowers and trees which are pierced and carved unto thin turned bowls and platters.
Dinah Gough originally trained at the established Sir John Cass School of Art and has, for the last 20 years, worked as a designer and jeweller in Hatton Garden/Clerkenwell. Her work is diverse, ranging from private commissions to collections for fashion retailers.
She makes engagement and wedding rings for private clients taking time and care to work personally with their thoughts and ideas. Her style is timeless incorporating traditional techniques with a modern feel. She works with diamonds, precious stones, non-precious stones and pearls. Being based near Hatton Garden Dinah is able to personally source all her stones and has a great rapport with her diamond dealer and other stone dealers who she have worked closely with over the last 20 years. Her Jewellery has been featured in the leading French wedding magazine OUI and her jewellery has been used on a wedding shoot for a leading wedding designer.
Dinah has worked as a designer for the men’s jewellery collection at Alfred Dunhill in Paris, creating designs from many diverse materials from pearls, leather to ball bearings. Recently her Coral cufflinks have been sold in Washington DC and a range of her cufflinks are available at the bespoke tailor in Clerkenwell Susannah Hall.
Andrew English is a British jewellery designer internationally renowned for his Fingerprint Wedding Band Collection. Living and working in the creative hive that is London, Andrew concentrates his craftsmanship, explorative design and ethical practice to produce work that perpetually evolves in many exciting and provocative directions.