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There's no one quite like donna wilson. Her colourful, patterned and humorous designs have won her many awards and made her a favourite in the design world.
Donna, who strives to create products that “make people smile”, established her studio in London's east end in 2003, shortly after graduating from the Royal Collage of Art. Her initial success came with her quirky knitted creatures – the personalities of which were loosely based on those of her friends. However, it wasn't long until her collection grew to include furniture, ceramics, textiles and fashion accessories.
In 2010 Donna won the prestigious 'British Designer of the Year' title at Elle Decoration's British Design Awards – an accolade also won by the likes of Lee Broom and Benjamin Hubert. This spawned many collaborations, including one with British retailers and manufacturers SCP – a collection that we are proud to stock at Nest. This collaboration includes the Nos Da collection – a series of brightly woven throws and cushions all woven in Wales on a family-run mill.
Keen to keep British craftsmanship alive, Donna uses UK-based manufacturers and suppliers wherever possible. Every single one of her cushions are made here in the UK, her woollen goods are hand-cut and finished in her London studios and her ceramic collection is produced in Stoke-on-Trent.
Nest are proud to support British talent and we are pleased to stock a large range of Donna's designs. As well as the popular Nos Da collection we also stock her Ernest, Frank and Henry pouffes, Fort Trays and a large selection of rugs, including her Fairisle, Braid and Mountain Spot collections.
If Donna's playful designs have caught your eye then watch this space, as we will be adding more of her items online soon.