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19 Sep

Donna Wilson 10th Anniversary, London Design Festival 2013.

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Donna Wilson, famed for her knitted creatures and home accessories, is celebrating her company’s 10th anniversary with an amazing exhibition of past and new collections. It is also part of the London Design Festival 2013.

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The theme is ‘The Three Little Bears’ . Here we have ‘Who is sitting in my chair?’  Papa ‘Big Ted’ bear.

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Mama bear.

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and sweet little Baby ‘Bibi’  bear.

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On this beautiful sideboard designed by Donna, sits her new season bowl collection.

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They are in keeping with the Three Bears theme. I have bought the Bear beaker to add to my collection.

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On the far wall are all the wonderful knitted creatures from Donna’s previous and current collection. This exhibit is part of a sealed bid auction for charity.

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Here is a close up view of some of the creatures. I’m liking the fox. Can you spot one you like from the wall above?

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The Tortoise cushion is from her new collection, as is the pie chart patchwork on the floor.

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Love the vibrant colours of these Hofdi and Playtime cushions.

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Spot the cosy lambswool rabbit scarf, in line with the woodland theme of the new season.

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Finally, I leave you with the only non-coloured piece in the shop. A monochrome ‘Forest Floor’ throw. A perfect Christmas gift I say!

Hope you have enjoyed this quick tour of talented Donna Wilson’s exhibition. I am a true fan and have several pieces of her work at home. The exhibition runs till Sunday 22nd 2013 in Leonard street, London. I highly recommend it.

Have a wonderful weekend x

  1. How I love knitted toys, they are always the keepers. I love the pink (Alien?) with really long legs! I understand why you’re a fan of Donna Wilson, she does beautiful work. Mel x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      She is so talented, my Donna wilson collection is truly accummulating but I love them all. x

  2. This exhibit is just made for you! I like a lot the wooden wall with all creatures pinned on it. Such a nice set up! I have bought some stationery here so far. What I like most about her design is that you recognize her signature immediately. Have a good weekend, Geraldine!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are so right that this exhibit is so made for me. Love the vibrant colours she use. If I could afford it, I would buy the whole wall 😉 good weekend to you Gudy and can’t wait to see you, 1 week to go xx

  3. I really love her works. I have been a fan of her for years (I recently found out a picture of my kids’ drawings inspired by the subjects of her mugs 😉 Thank you for the tour … have a lovely day i.xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are so welcome Ilaria. I’m so sad I can’t see you in Amsterdam. Are you coming to the Blogtacular conference in London? Happy weekend lovely and enjoy amsterdam next week. xx

  4. Donna’s celebratory 10 year exhibition has been one of my highlights from this year’s LDF. I admire her talent and her whimsical take on design never fails to make me smile. Great write up!

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I agree, she is so amazingly talented. Definitely one of my highlights too. Looking forward to our Blogtour next week Will.Have a great weekend xx

  5. Jocelyn Casey

    I love these little knitted cuties! The turtle is adorable. Thank you for sharing, they made me smile. Jocelyn xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      You are so welcome Jocelyn. That turtle is so cute isn’t it? They made me smile too. Have a great weekend lovely xx

  6. Maryam @ www.softandcosy.com

    I’m a huge fan of Donna’s designs too – all of that rich wool is just so darn appealing! And when you pair it with vibrant colours and a quirky take on animals and nature it’s very hard to resist. x

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      Hi Maryam, agree with you, certainly hard to resist. Donna is so talented, I’m always anticipating her new designs. x

  7. I just made this in time.. phew:-) Would have been upset if I missed it.
    Always a fan of her work it’a nice to celebrate 10 years.

    Hahaha! I bet you would have bought the whole wall.
    Lovely write up xx

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      I would have, but no I managed to resist. I did buy one of her bear beakers though. It’s so sweet and one to add to my collection. x

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