One of the highlights of attending LDF for me these days is spotting designers and companies that are either new or have so far alluded me. Quite how I had failed to notice the Kristjana S Williams Studio up until now I’ll never know because her work is not exactly quiet. It is in fact an explosion of colour, strong graphic lines, intricate drawings and all manner of cavorting creatures. Whether it’s a wall mural, an upholstered chair, a cushion or a piece of art, you will see very intricate collages of materials that have been collected from Victorian engravings, photographs, found objects and real leaves and twigs. A limited selection have been delicately adorned with gold leaf in order to create an utterly desirable and innovative piece of work.
Kristjana S Williams is first and foremost an artist whose experience spans illustration, interiors, fashion and design. She is inspired by nature upon nature ‘the symmetry in all things living‘ which stems from her childhood growing up in Iceland. As a child growing up with a stark landscape, she was always craving colour and natural wonders, and now looking back she admits she can see the true unique beauty in her homeland which adds ever more inspiration.