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Your email address will not be published. It reminds Bellamy of Florence, where she lived with her family for six years when her husband, an energy consultant, was posted to Italy. In she did an MA in fine art at Northumbria University: In the same way as I was keen to have my cushions be made in the UK, I also have worked with local craftspeople on my home. In September, she is back in Florence for a solo show at the Palazzo Tornabuoni. I studied Fashion Journalism at the London College of Fashion and when I graduated at 21 I was taken on as a fashion assistant on a London magazine that were looking for a fashion editor.

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All the cushions are piped, which gives a frame like effect to the printed artwork, and the backing fabric is chosen carefully to complement the colour palette. In September, she is back in Florence for a solo show at the Palazzo Tornabuoni. It has informed my work ever since.

Fashion Editor turned home accessory designer Susi Bellamy has a host of inspirational experiences to bellaym on. Living in Florence for almost 7 years was like a dream come true.

The old utility room is now a corridor drawing your eye towards the new door into the sitting room.

Susi Bellamy Translates Art into Cushions

There are various ways in which we will process your data, which will be shared with some of our partners. The most rewarding part of the experience has been when I have received positive responses to the range bellamh the few times I have been lucky enough to get some lovely press. On days off she susl earmarked her favourite coffee bars and paper shops; there will be trips to gaze at triptychs and educational window shopping on piazzi where, one day, she dreams of opening her own store.


We have so much talent here. Her father had owned a shop bwllamy the historic centre and owned moulds of Renaissance sculpture — the father died and the shop closed down but every time I look at it I am transported back to Florence and the Bargello sculpture museum and the Uffizi.

Beklamy privacy policy has more information, including instructions to opt out. A lot of the members and committee members are scientists and they approach colour from a completely different angle to me but I was brought in to help organise events around art and fashion.

Topics Interiors The Observer. I can even smell the coffee!

Susi Bellamy Translates Art into Cushions – The LuxPad

In she did an MA in fine art at Northumbria University: Becoming an Interior Designer: The kitchen was handmade by a local Northumberland craftsman and has suxi high ceilings and original coving. From the double-height entrance, a staircase swirls up to the first-floor sitting room, main bedroom and guest bedroom. I placed this work on a shelving system I have in my studio and studied them for a while. All of your cushions are made in England, is that something that is important beplamy you?

I also work from marbled paper which I had produced in Florence to create a second range of cushions which I felt worked well with the abstracts. Loading comments… Trouble loading? It forced me to throw out preconceptions and experiment. The hardest part of setting up my own brand has been working to get things right and making mistakes.


I carried on working on some of the crops and left others — I then photographed them and had them digitally printed using dye- sublimation printing by a British printer in Nottingham.

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I never stopped painting and after years of practice as an artist I eventually completed a MA in fine art in which led to me having my own studio in Newcastle. I particularly like sculptural objects on plinths.

Favouring emerging designers and new talent, she loves interviewing people for The LuxPad.

It is not just the creation of the design and the choosing of the backing fabric but the whole infrastructure of building a brand and the everyday practicalities such as postage and packing that need to be addressed. What has been the hardest part of setting up your own brand and so far what has been the most rewarding part of the experience?

I enjoy the transition from 2d to 3d. Living and working in such an environment was a daily inspiration and has informed all my work since. At 54, Bellamy is experiencing something of a midlife eusi with orders from designers and stockists in Japan, Scandinavia and Russia. Also we were one of the first magazines to use Kate Moss as a model when she was only