Orla Kiely was described by The Guardian as 'the Queen of Prints.' Her designs have been used for a variety of objects, including kitchenware, stationary, furniture, wallpaper, car design via the Citroen brand and now Designer Rugs. Her Business operates out of a studio Pimlico, London to this day.
"My passion for mid century design has informed all aspects of my work and the products that have evolved. From our ready to wear, handbags and accessories to watches, jewellery, stationery, homeware and home textiles [Designer Rugs]. The references are subtle but integral to our house style. Often perceived as retro, we reinvent and aspire to newness, my colour palette evolving to build modern on modernism! Drawing, refining and simplifying organic elements into perfect motifs that are then repeated to build rhythmic patterns for everyday applications. A mug, a storage jar, a bathroom towel, modest everyday essentials all deserve and require an attention to detail equal to that we give to a leather handbag or a silk dress. The philosophy and principles remain the same. The integrity ever present. To be enjoyed everyday." - Orla