Claire-Anne O’Brien is a textile designer and lecturer living and working in London. Specialising in constructed textiles she creates sculptural, 3 dimensional knitted fabrics for interiors. Traditional textile techniques such as weave, knotting and basketry inspire playful investigations into structure and form using the unique properties of knit. The studio produces a range of knitted wool furniture as well as bespoke commissions and fabric development for commercial and private clients.

Originally from Co.Cork, Ireland, Claire-Anne O’Brien graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006 with a degree in Textiles. She then went on to complete an MA in Constructed Textiles at The Royal College of Art in 2010. She is now a lecturer in Constructed Textiles at Bath Spa University.

Selected Shows:
Liminal __Irish Design 2015, London Design Festival, Milan Furniture Fair, Wool Modern and Spinexpo.

Awards:
2015 Cockpit/ Haberdashers Award
2011 Future Makers Award Crafts Council of Ireland
2009 Kay Cosserat Award for Knitting
2009 Framework Knitters Award

Commissions and custom orders are welcome.
Please email info@claireanneobrien.com with any inquiries



Studio ER2
Cockpit Studios
Northington St.
WC1N 2NP


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