Irene Infantes (Seville) completed a BA in Textile Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. During her studies Infantes was afforded the opportunity to design a special collection of prints for Anthropologie or the ceramics company Legle France. She was also bestowed a ‘Textprint’ award which led her to exhibit her work in different galeries in London and at the textile fair Premiere Vision in Paris, where she was shortlisted for the Clothworkers Interior Award and the Woolmark prize.

Her work has been exhibited across the UK and throughout Europe, including the London Design Festival, Lethaby Gallery, MoOD Brussels, Museum of Arts in Hamburg, Il Salone del Mobile in Milan, Madrid Design festival, Ox poblenou Barcelona or Ruthin Craft Centre.

'Infantes defines herself as someone curious who is inspired by anything that is intriguing; ancestry, the meaning of colours and symbolism in all their obscure and apparent nature'

 

portfolio

 

experience + exhibitions

Our surroundings seen from an optimistic and fun yet clever angle translated into textiles.

 

Education

 

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, University of the Arts of London.

BA Textile Design, Print Pathway. 2013-2016

London College of Communication, University of the Arts of London.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. Surface Design Pathway. Distinction.

Tecnipract Fashion Design School. Seville, Spain
Basic pattern Cutting, sewing by machine and by hand, fashion illustration. School of Arts of Seville.

Art European Baccalaureate, 3D pathway. Seville, Spain.

 

Experience

 

2019

Pepe Cobo y Cia Art Gallery, Madrid

Developing a rug collection at all stages.

Design, sampling, production etc. Direct contact with manufacturers and artisans.

 

 

2018

Netflix UK - BBC1
Designed wall hangings for the TV set Wanderlust.

A production starring Toni Collette

Christopher Farr Rugs USA. London - New York - Los Angeles

Designing a rug collection, digitalizing images, selection of materials, mood boards, colors, processes and dealing with sample makers.

Exhibited at Salone del Mobile Milan

Surface View UK

Print Design for the Abstract Edit selection.
Cushions, throws, wall hangings and lamps. Overall digital designs and art work. This work has been featured by Home&Garden UK magazine, May 2017 issue.

 

2017

Myrjam Rouden Textile Design, London

Interning while exploring hand render designs for textile purposes. Drawing, painting and choosing lay outs.

 

Canto Motto, London - Paris

Designed prints and fabric choosing for winter collection. Mood boards, color palette,sampling.

 

 

2014-2016

Legle Ceramics, France - China
Designed a collection of prints for their ceramics inspired in the Chinese heritage.

Antropologie USA - UK

I was chosen to design several prints for ceramics, tableware, cushions and wallpaper for their store opening in Spitalfields.

Mixed digital design and silk screen print. I worked for six months at their London Design Department, choosing materials, inks, products and dealing with makers.

Exhibitions & Fairs

 

2019

Garcia Galeria - Solo show, Madrid

Matadero - Madrid

Madrid Design Festival - Producto Fresco, Madrid

ONE SHOT Hotels - Solo exhibition, Madrid 

Ox Poblenou - Barcelona

 

2018

Mujer, Objeto - Casabanchel, Madrid

London Design Festival 

Salone del mobile, Milan

Surface Thinking - London Design Business Centre

2017

Affordable Art Fair Hamburg

Design Museum Danmark

Gal gallery London

Brick Lane Gallery London

2016

London Design Festival

MKG, Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg 

London Design Festival

Premiere Vision Design Fair Paris

MoOd  Design Brussels

New Designers Exhibition -  London Design Business Centre.

2014- 2015

Lethaby Gallery London

Premiere Vision Design Fair Paris

 

 

Collections

 

Central Saint Martins Museum & Archive, University of the Arts of London

Private collection, Japan

Private collection, Spain

Awards

 

Texprint Award, London

Brandford Textile Society Award, UK

Woolmark Prize shortlisted for contemporary approach to merino wool, Paris

Clothworkers Company award shortlisted, Paris

Texselect Interior Award shortlisted, London

Antropologie 'Spirit of Spitalfields' prize, London

Legle Ceramics 'Heritage' prize, London

 

'Irene is proactive initiating her design developments and has a natural flair for colour and design composition,

which she uses with great confidence and technical skill'

Anne Marr, Course Leader at Central Saint Martins UAL
BA (Honours) Textile Design - Jewellery and Textiles Programme

 

 

'Her use of color has a spirit that breaks through tired conventions'

Christopher Farr, artist and designer.

Co-owner at Christopher Farr Rugs & Cloth

References upon request.

 

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