Richard Ward, Wawa’s designer is collaborating with artist and designer Carol Lake for spring 2013.
Carol’s boldly sumptuous botanical line of fabrics will adorn Wawa seating and sofas. Carol Lake has designed specific fabrics for Wawa’s Soho 3 and two asymmetric Stephanie Armchairs. Her designs complement the distinctive curve and floating nature of Richard’s signature pieces.
Clients for residential, retail and commercial spaces and places have embraced Wawa’s classically contemporary twist on extraordinary sleeping and seating treatments. Wawa works in close partnership with their clients, advising on styles and fabrics, adapting and creating solutions tailored to every need. These works of seasonal art will be on display at the launch of the new Carol Lake Gallery and Showroom in Norfolk this year; and will change with the seasons; tulips in spring and early summer and autumn leaves in the Fall.
Richard Ward commented on the collaboration, “After a decade, or more, of relishing the minimalism of plain fabrics and block colour it is a delight to embrace the exuberance and animation of bold floral patterns. It has to be said that the textile design of Carol Lake is work from the hand of a painter and about as far from mass-produced chintz as you could wish to get. It is a special joy to be collaborating face to face with an inspired British fabric designer with a special sensitivity for three dimensional form.”
Carol Lake discussed the influences from nature that inspire her designs, “For many years I have been very focused on seasonality and the ebb and flow of nature. I express myself in the flowers I buy; the botanicals I paint; the environment around me.”