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Biography Susan Bradley Design is an award winning creative design studio based in Oxford. Since 2004 we have sought to develop innovative creative work.

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2 Biography

3 Susan Bradley Design is an award winning creative design studio based in Oxford. Since 2004 we have sought to develop innovative creative work for a variety of clients around the world, from architectural to furniture to small scale products, working in both exterior and interior spaces. Our creative work unites a strong graphic style with functional practicality in a variety of media. Our approach is friendly, collaborative and is committed to delivering genuinely original outcomes Company: Susan Bradley Design Established: September 2004 Production: Batch production, bespoke commissions, retail products design Audiences: General public via direct online sales and through retailers Direct private commissions. Own product ranges and design for other retailers collections. Architects, Interior Designers and Landscape Architects. Commercial, domestic, cultural and education environments. Background

4 MA Furniture Design and Technology BCUC, High Wycombe Graduated: December 2006 BA (hons) Furniture Design and Technology, First Class London Guildhall University (now London Metropolitan) Graduated: July 2004 BSc (hons) Geography University of Nottingham Graduated: July 1996. Education

5 My approach We have a desire to deliver interesting and unique pieces of work through intelligent experimentation and innovation, continual dialogue, and a strong understanding of materials and technologies. We collaborate with small British manufacturers and artisans to bring such ideas to fruition. All our work is produced in the UK to minimise ‘design miles’, and we support local companies whenever we can - we are very passionate about this. We design work for longevity and the company has an environmental statement.

6 My work

7 Outdoor Wallpaper TM Material: Stainless steel / aluminium / acrylic Process: Laser cutting Available in modular, panel and screen versions All the ‘wallpapers’ are spaced 15mm from the vertical surface to allow plants to penetrate and a shadow to be cast behind, to great effect. Launched September 2004, London Design Week An award winning innovative outdoor product that is both decorative feature and functional plant trellis.

8 Outdoor Wallpaper TM Available in a number of design, ranging from intricate and traditional to simple and modern. In addition bespoke commission are undertaken. Pattern: DamaskPattern: JaponaisPattern: VinePattern: Morocan

9 Creep range Material: Steel Process: Laser cutting, powder coating Launched July 2005, One Year On by The Crafts Council Creep shelf - Rose Creep Shelf - Ivy Creep table - Lily Unique tables and shelves that are decorative yet functional, taking their inspiration from the way plants grow, appearing to be creeping across the floor and up the walls – bringing the outside indoors.

10 Oscar Outdoor Rugs A flexible an innovative way of immediately transforming any outdoor floor surface from lawn to patio to decking, created from beautiful sustainable and durable rubber in a choice of colours.

11 Retail products

12 Exhibitions 100% Design, London, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 FirstHand Tokyo, Japan, 2006 Milan Furniture Fair, with Hidden Art, April 2006 MidCentury Modern, Bexhill On Sea, 2006 Made In Clerkenwell, Open Studios 2006, 2007 Salone Satellite, Milan, April 2006 'Other Lace', Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, January to April 2006 IMM International Cologne Furniture Fair, Germany, January 2006 Truly British, by The Future Laboratory, London, September-October 2005 Design UK Selection 05, by Max Fraser, London, September 2005 Crafts Council 'One Year On', London, July 2005 Grand Designs Live, London, June 2005 'Talento' B&B Italia Showroom, London, May 2005 Pulse, London, May 2005 (with New Designers) RHS Chelsea Flower Show, London, May 2005, 2006 Milan Furniture Fair (with the British Council), Milan, April 2005 100% Guaranteed - 'Print' at Mint, London, September 2004 New Designers, July 2004

13 Awards and competitions "Graduate Designer of the Year" DESIGN AWARDS 2005 Finalist at the ‘Inspired by Cologne’ competition at Cologne Furniture Fair 2006 Graduate Design Competition, Milan 2005 Annual design showcase 2004 at London Fashion Week Crafts Council selected design exhibition 2005 Bursary winner 2006 Clerkenwll Green Award 2006 Best product 2009 Best Press Profile 2009 Runner Up AWARDS 2009 2010

14 Design WeekElle DecorationIcon, UKBeaux Arts, France Saturday Telegraph Architects Journal Vogue Living, Australia, Domus, ItalyArchitektur & Wohnen Germany SO-EN, JapanI.D. USAVogue, UKThe Sunday Times Press coverage extends internationally, appearing in design, style and architecture magazines, national newspapers and fashion magazines. Viewpoint, UK, Worldwide press coverage

15 Books Wallpaper, Lachlan Blackley, Laurence King Publishing, 2007 Susan’s work has been published in a number of contemporary design books. Cool Hunting: A Guide to High Design and innovation, Dave Evans, 2006 The Cutting Edge Of Wallpaper, By Timothy Brittain-Catlin et al, Black Dog Publishing, 2006

16 Clients Susan works with both private customers and commercial clients on bespoke designs. Clients she has worked with on projects to date include: Harvey NicholsRetailers of my designs: Donna Karen New York (DKNY)Liberty Top Shop – BoutiqueHeals Selfridges – Christian LouboutinJohn Lewis George Smith Furniture V&A museum shop Urban Outfitters, USABarbican shop Steelcase, USALondon Transport Museum Shop Soho House, Los Angeles, USA Paul Smith Art consultancies Online retailers Various hotels, bars and restaurants Various private commissions Modern Art Oxford / Oxford School Museumaker / Alford Manor House

17 COMMISSION // Top Shop - boutique


19 COMMISSION // DKNY, Bond Street, London

20 COMMISSION // Carat boutique jewellers

21 COMMISSION // Harvey Nichols

22 COMMISSION // Dim Sum restaurant, St Pauls

23 COMMISSION // Private client

24 COMMISSION // Private commission

25 Museumaker is a prestigious national project, involving sixteen museums across England. It aims to unlock the creative potential of museums collections through imaginative interchanges between the heritage sector and contemporary crafts people and designers. Each museum has commissioned one or more outstanding designers/makers to create intriguing new work in response to the venue and its collections. Susan Bradley Design and Alford Manor House, Lincolnshire Project dates: February 2010 to September 2010 Brief set: “A permanent commission to introduce contemporary creativity to the museums walled garden which is undergoing a major redevelopment.” COMMISSION // Museumaker - overview

26 COMMISSION // Museumaker – outdoor work A contemporary sculptural summerhouse inspired by the local rural craft of corn dollies which are part of the museums collection. Celebrating heritage and traditional crafts in a new contemporary way. Opened by Sir Andrew Motion, Sept 2010

27 Setting Up


29 Network Join organizations for advice (Hidden Art, Craft Central, Design Nation, Design Event). They also provide opportunities eg exhibitions, skills development and networking opportunities. Enter competitions and awards, and if you win make sure you publicise it and build on it. Keep being inspired – make time to visit galleries, museums, travel, and other places that inspire you. Setting Up


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