In our regular ‘Meet The Supplier’ posts, we turn the Plink spotlight onto media friendly suppliers that are happy to work with industry professionals such as Stylists & Designers – and who provide special terms to do so. Whether its a product loan for a credited stills shoot or a press discount on purchase, these suppliers welcome the call. In this post we meet Sarah Newman, the talent behind the visually striking products that create Design Bark
Q. What’s behind the name?
Design Bark is the product of my MA research at Chelsea College of Art and Design where I developed a process of screen printing brightly coloured graphics onto real wood veneer – hence Design Bark was born.
Q. Describe your stock style in a sentence
Bright geometric hand screen printed bespoke wood veneer products including lampshades and panelling
Q. Where do you seek inspiration?
Artists – Sarah Morris, Bridget Riley (I named a lampshade after her), and Josef Albers. Architects – Herzog & de Meuron, Sauerbruch Hutton. And finally mathematics and geometry!!!
Q. Where would you most like to see your products become a prop?
Any gorgeously styled film set, or a fashion back drop for Vogue, or windows of Liberty (not asking much huh!)
Q. Tell us a little about your manufacturing process
I use only FSC certified suppliers and source environmentally friendly pigments wherever possible which I then screen print by hand at my studio in South London. All manufacturing is UK based, helping to keep the carbon footprint low.
Q. What makes you a media friendly supplier?
I’m a small designer/maker I’m keen to get exposure for my products and open to media opportunities. Also, I’ll happily undertake bespoke lampshade orders and liaise with clients throughout the design process.
Press Requests: Sarah Newman - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Social: Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DesignBark
For the right production Sarah will: Hire To Production, Loan For Press Credit, Press Purchase Discount