Having studied Textile Design in Falmouth, Juliette Van Rhyn is now living and working in London.
Influences for her work come in all shapes and forms: Rajasthani miniature paintings and Japanese wood block prints, contemporary illustration, literature, folk stories, painted wooden toys from Varanasi, Paris and children’s books.
This collection of ethereal brooches is an extension of Juliette’s graduate portfolio, which I had the pleasure of viewing at New Designers 2009. Inspired by the children’s folk stories in A.B. Mitford’s Tales of Old Japan, she has explored playful narratives using mixed media textiles, with a focus on illustration, detail and a sense of the unexpected.
Since graduating, Juliette has started an internship at John Lewis’ Home Design Studio and is planning to open her own business. She aspires for this to be a place where beautiful, unusual things are designed and made for fashion, textiles and hand-crafted accessories. ♥