Passion for Pattern is one of my favourite online destinations for boutique design and an endless selection of gift ideas. Now, I love them even more as they’ve collaborated with Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, to support the future of artisan design and champion young talent. The result, is exquisite!

Associated with customised design, handmade products and unique gift ideas, has launched Passion for Pattern in collaboration with the Chelsea College of Arts, UAL. After attending a viewing of the undergraduates range of work late last year, was inspired by the incredible talent of the students. However, it was the cohesive mix of prints and mature use of colour by textile designer, Natasha Playell, that impressed’s Product Direction team and inevitably won the inaugural contract.

Sally Bendelow, Creative Product Director,, says, “𝒫𝒶𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒫𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 𝒹𝓇𝒶𝓌𝓈 𝑜𝓃 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓊𝒷𝒾𝓆𝓊𝒾𝓉𝑜𝓊𝓈 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒹 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓅𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 𝒾𝓃 𝒹𝑒𝓈𝒾𝑔𝓃 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝓁𝒶𝓎𝑒𝓇𝓈 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝑜𝓃 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓉𝓎. 𝐼𝓉 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝒻𝒶𝓈𝒸𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝓈𝑒𝑒 𝒩𝒶𝓉𝒶𝓈𝒽𝒶’𝓈 𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑔𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓁 𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓃𝓉𝓈 𝓊𝓈𝑒𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝓃𝑜𝓋𝒶𝓉𝒾𝓋𝑒, 𝑒𝓍𝒸𝒾𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒹𝓊𝒸𝓉𝓈 𝒷𝓎 𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝑒𝓍𝒾𝓈𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝒫𝒶𝓇𝓉𝓃𝑒𝓇𝓈, 𝓌𝒽𝑜𝓈𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝒹𝑒 𝓇𝑒𝓈𝓅𝑜𝓃𝓈𝑒 𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓈𝓈 𝒶 𝓇𝒶𝓃𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒹𝓊𝒸𝓉 𝒸𝒶𝓉𝑒𝑔𝑜𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝑜𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓌𝒽𝑒𝓁𝓂𝒾𝓃𝑔.” bought Natasha’s print exclusively for Passion for Pattern and invited their 5,000 partners to develop their own innovative products using the nomadic, autumn/winter inspired design. From phone accessories and soft furnishings to beauty products, fashion accessories, wall décor and lighting, Natasha’s design has been translated and reworked by over 50 artisans. All are now available to purchase exclusively at It is so hard to choose my favourites but narrowing it down to three, it would have to be these: Personalised Ink Splat Notebook by Auntie Mims, £20; Handmade Copper Napkin Rings by Magnus & Bella, £49; and Kintsugi Letter Print by Letteroom, £24.

Natasha Playell, third year student at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, says, “𝒫𝒶𝓈𝓈𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝒫𝒶𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 𝒽𝒶𝓈 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 𝓈𝓊𝒸𝒽 𝒶 𝓇𝑒𝓌𝒶𝓇𝒹𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒, 𝓌𝒶𝓉𝒸𝒽𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓂𝓎 𝒹𝑒𝓈𝒾𝑔𝓃𝓈 𝑒𝓋𝑜𝓁𝓋𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝓉𝑜 𝓅𝓇𝒾𝓃𝓉𝓈 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒻𝒾𝓃𝒶𝓁𝓁𝓎 𝓈𝑒𝑒𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓂 𝓇𝑒𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀𝑒𝒹 𝑜𝓃 𝒶 𝓌𝒾𝒹𝑒 𝓇𝒶𝓃𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝒻 𝓅𝓇𝑜𝒹𝓊𝒸𝓉𝓈. 𝐼𝓉 𝓌𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝒷𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒻𝑒𝒸𝓉 𝑒𝓃𝒹 𝓉𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑒𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒹𝒾𝒷𝓁𝑒 𝓎𝑒𝒶𝓇𝓈 𝒶𝓉 𝒰𝓃𝒾𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓈𝒾𝓉𝓎 𝑜𝒻 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝒜𝓇𝓉𝓈 𝐿𝑜𝓃𝒹𝑜𝓃.”

Natasha Playell, textile designer and third year student at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL.


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