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Beatrice Larkin
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About Beatrice Larkin

Beatrice Larkin creates woven textiles characterized by inky line drawings and broken geometrics, designed and made in England.

The London studio specializes in modern woven textiles, accessories and interior products. 

The design process begins in Bea's East London studio with her drawings taking inspiration from traditional weave structures, grids and graphs, West African textiles, The Bauhaus and Brutalist architecture. She then turns these sketches into jacquard weaves, playing with scale and repeat, focussing on the structure and design of cloth in equal measure. 

All production takes place in England and Beatrice works with well-respected, highly skilled manufacturers who understand the care and attention needed for the high end textile market. The fabrics are woven in small runs at a mill in Lancashire and then washed and finished in the Yorkshire Dales. They are then sent to London to be made into throws and cushions, labeled and packaged, every step carefully considered. 

The Italian spun merino wool used is more commonly used in the fashion industry for high end knitwear. Called the 'Rolls Royce of merino', the fine, soft fibers of the merino sheep give the fabric a beautifully soft and luxurious handle.

Bea comes from a family in the textile industry; her father, an interiors consultant and her mother, a textile designer. She was lucky to grow up surrounded by beautiful fabrics. This led her to study weave at Chelsea College of Art and Design, followed by a masters at the Royal College of Art. At Bea's graduation show in 2013 her woven fabrics were spotted by a buyer from Heals. It took a few years to source the right yarn and manufacturers but in Spring 2016 she launched her first collection which has now been stocked in stores such as Daylesford Organic, Heals and Folk Clothing. In 2018 she was asked to design an exclusive collection of throws and cushions inspired by Bauhaus weaver Anni Albers for the Tate Modern Albers retrospective, sold in the exhibition gift shop. In 2020 Beatrice launched a collection of rugs and throws with Made. com and began exporting to The US. As well as selling online and to retail she also works with interior designers on projects including a number for hotels and hospitality. 

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