Ella Doran is a designer, textile mark-maker and photographer, who has created a wide range of highly-acclaimed projects and objects across product and textile design, furniture and interiors.
Ella Doran’s visually-arresting and award-winning designs are the result of creative partnerships and collaboration. Ella originally trained in Printed Textiles from Middlesex University and works across photography, textiles and painting to create a wide range of outcomes. In the late 90s, she was one of the forerunners of the creative application of digitally printed photographic designs onto everyday products.
Her current focus is the exploration of new approaches in circular design that offer practical artistic solutions to address the challenges of product creation in society where resources are finite. Her recent solo show and documentary on material circularity and transparency, ‘Sheep to Seat, Fleece to Floor’, was held at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the summer of 2019. With sensitivity to the complex relations between cause and effect in product design, Ella seeks projects that draw on innovative technologies to help push the industry towards a carbon neutral economy.
Ella’s boundless curiosity and great eye for colour, nature and form ensure that her interior collections are always innovative and inspiring, as well as witty, functional and fun.
For a deeper dive into her commissions and collaborations, please visit her site here.