EvA Bespoke create Fine Art textile pieces for high-end commercial and private clients across the world.
Print designer Amelia Graham and embroiderer Ellie Macdonald are both alumni of the London College of Arts but met during their Art Foundation year in Brighton in the late 90's. They both forged successful careers in the fashion industry after graduating, with work appearing on the catwalk for RTW designers and in the international press.
After both spending a decade in the fashion industry, they wanted to slow their pace and create bodies of work with a longer serviceable life. They also admired each other's work for some time and so it seemed only natural to combine their skills, creating EvA (Ellie V Amelia) Bespoke in 2014. Utilising digital technology and traditional textile artistry, their pieces create a dialogue between fast and slow textile practice and the cross over between fine art and design. Their previous work has been created for the likes of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore and Blacks Private Members' Club in Soho, London.
Their inspiration starts with a print from either a photograph or painting made by Amelia. The print is then rendered digitally onto silk. Ellie then experiments with different types of threads and colour palettes, resulting in an embroidery finish that adds a new layer of dimension and texture to the piece. All of their pieces are personal one-offs, hand rendered in their studio never to be replicated again as EvA aim to keep their production small, unique and individual creating truly one of a kind art.
'Falling Flowers' is a piece we hold very dear to our hearts here at AUTHOR. We loved it so much that we had it framed in a clean-lined, simple box frame to display the piece in all its gorgeous splendour.
The stunning and rich vibrancy of the colours give it so much life. The quality of the silk is beautiful and the embroidery adds another layer of dimension to it. We really admire how Ellie and Amelia aim to make pieces that are one of a kind and are created with longevity in mind. It really speaks to our slow furniture movement ethos and we cannot wait to collaborate with them again in future.