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, “π’«π’Άπ“ˆπ“ˆπ’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒ π’»π‘œπ“‡ 𝒫𝒢𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 π’Ήπ“‡π’Άπ“Œπ“ˆ π‘œπ“ƒ 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π“Šπ’·π’Ύπ“†π“Šπ’Ύπ“‰π‘œπ“Šπ“ˆ 𝓉𝓇𝑒𝓃𝒹 π’»π‘œπ“‡ 𝓅𝒢𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 𝒾𝓃 π’Ήπ‘’π“ˆπ’Ύπ‘”π“ƒ 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π“π’Άπ“Žπ‘’π“‡π“ˆ π’Έπ“‡π‘’π’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ“‹π’Ύπ“‰π“Ž π‘œπ“ƒ π’Έπ“‡π‘’π’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ“‹π’Ύπ“‰π“Ž. 𝐼𝓉 π’½π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 π’»π’Άπ“ˆπ’Έπ’Ύπ“ƒπ’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“‰π‘œ π“ˆπ‘’π‘’ π’©π’Άπ“‰π’Άπ“ˆπ’½π’Άβ€™π“ˆ π‘œπ“‡π’Ύπ‘”π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Άπ“ π“…π“‡π’Ύπ“ƒπ“‰π“ˆ π“Šπ“ˆπ‘’π’Ή π“‰π‘œ 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒢𝓉𝑒 π’Ύπ“ƒπ“ƒπ‘œπ“‹π’Άπ“‰π’Ύπ“‹π‘’, 𝑒𝓍𝒸𝒾𝓉𝒾𝓃𝑔 π“…π“‡π‘œπ’Ήπ“Šπ’Έπ“‰π“ˆ π’·π“Ž π‘œπ“Šπ“‡ π‘’π“π’Ύπ“ˆπ“‰π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π’«π’Άπ“‡π“‰π“ƒπ‘’π“‡π“ˆ, π“Œπ’½π‘œπ“ˆπ‘’ π“Œπ’Ύπ’Ήπ‘’ π“‡π‘’π“ˆπ“…π‘œπ“ƒπ“ˆπ‘’ π’Άπ’Έπ“‡π‘œπ“ˆπ“ˆ 𝒢 𝓇𝒢𝓃𝑔𝑒 π‘œπ’» π“…π“‡π‘œπ’Ήπ“Šπ’Έπ“‰ π’Έπ’Άπ“‰π‘’π‘”π‘œπ“‡π’Ύπ‘’π“ˆ π’½π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 π‘œπ“‹π‘’π“‡π“Œπ’½π‘’π“π“‚π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘”.” 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 dΓ©cor 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, Β£20; Handmade Copper Napkin Rings by Magnus & Bella, Β£49; and Kintsugi Letter Print by Letteroom, Β£24.

Natasha Playell, third year student at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, says,Β “π’«π’Άπ“ˆπ“ˆπ’Ύπ‘œπ“ƒ π’»π‘œπ“‡ 𝒫𝒢𝓉𝓉𝑒𝓇𝓃 π’½π’Άπ“ˆ 𝒷𝑒𝑒𝓃 π“ˆπ“Šπ’Έπ’½ 𝒢 π“‡π‘’π“Œπ’Άπ“‡π’Ήπ’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝑒𝓍𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓃𝒸𝑒, π“Œπ’Άπ“‰π’Έπ’½π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” π“‚π“Ž π’Ήπ‘’π“ˆπ’Ύπ‘”π“ƒπ“ˆ π‘’π“‹π‘œπ“π“‹π‘’ π’Ύπ“ƒπ“‰π‘œ π“…π“‡π’Ύπ“ƒπ“‰π“ˆ 𝒢𝓃𝒹 π’»π’Ύπ“ƒπ’Άπ“π“π“Ž π“ˆπ‘’π‘’π’Ύπ“ƒπ‘” 𝓉𝒽𝑒𝓂 π“‡π‘’π“Œπ‘œπ“‡π“€π‘’π’Ή π‘œπ“ƒ 𝒢 π“Œπ’Ύπ’Ήπ‘’ 𝓇𝒢𝓃𝑔𝑒 π‘œπ’» π“…π“‡π‘œπ’Ήπ“Šπ’Έπ“‰π“ˆ. 𝐼𝓉 π“Œπ’Ύπ“π“ 𝒷𝑒 𝓉𝒽𝑒 𝓅𝑒𝓇𝒻𝑒𝒸𝓉 𝑒𝓃𝒹 π“‰π‘œ 𝓉𝒽𝓇𝑒𝑒 𝒾𝓃𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒹𝒾𝒷𝓁𝑒 π“Žπ‘’π’Άπ“‡π“ˆ 𝒢𝓉 π’°π“ƒπ’Ύπ“‹π‘’π“‡π“ˆπ’Ύπ“‰π“Ž π‘œπ’» 𝓉𝒽𝑒 π’œπ“‡π“‰π“ˆ πΏπ‘œπ“ƒπ’Ήπ‘œπ“ƒ.”

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


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