We caught up with our latest designer Laura Spring to discuss her influences, inspirations and her experience of building her wonder wall:
You’re based in Glasgow, how does the city influence you creatively?
Glasgow is an amazing city to live and work in. It seems to be a perfect combination of size, people, affordability and weather - that will keep you inside working! I think it’s the people here that have definitely affected my creativity the most though - there’s so many inspiring people it’s hard not to feed off that!
What have you most enjoyed about creating a wall for Supermarket Sarah?
I think I’ve really enjoyed seeing all my work collectively. Often when I’m working away in my studio, it’s so busy I never take time to step back and look at things as a whole but it’s very important to do that form time to time so it’s been great for that! It’s good to see how things are changing and developing too.
What’s your favourite piece on your wall and why?
I think my favourite product is the arrow book bag in green. I really like that print and I think those colours work well together.
How did you find the process of making the wall?
I really enjoyed it once I’d decided how I wanted to approach it. I wanted to keep the wall quite simple as my products are pretty bright and busy, so I thought it best to let them do the talking. I think my wall definitely says I’m a huge fan of bright colour and bold prints!
What are your plans for 2015?
2015 is turning out to a busy year! There’s alot going on which is really exciting! I’ve just got back from a research trip to India and am now working on a new collection as well as a couple of collaborations that I’m thoroughly enjoying. The summer will see me head off to Finland on a residency which is a bit of a dream residency as I loved the very small time I spent in Helsinki a couple of years ago. Then I’m back at Design Junction in september and then it’ll be gearing up for Christmas again!
Cat or dog?
Dog. Always! I share my studio with a 3 year old whippet called Chips who is the perfect studio companion. (I’ve sent you a photo attached taken by my photographer friend Caro Weiss in my studio.)