Heard it on the WireAmy March



It’s just the beginning for Amy…

custom4Continuing our series looking at up-and-coming interior designers, we speak to Amy March, who has joined forces with her mum to start their own label creating handmade bespoke furniture based around a vintage upcycling approach…

The mother-daughter duo, based in Nottingham, set up their own studio to work on a diverse range of projects.

While Amy and Patricia work together on their own projects, due to their expansive knowledge in many different areas of design, they often work on separate pieces.

Amy adds: “While I specialise in woodwork, my mum’s expertise is in upholstery and sewing. Our designs are based around upcycling, with every piece being handmade by us. We aim to either create something using traditional methods or by drawing on the historical influence of the materials.

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Furniture Designer Amy March Design

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Amy March graduated from Nottingham Trent University this year with a Furniture and Product design degree & has since founded her own business; Amy March Design.

‘I graduated this year from Nottingham Trent University after studying Furniture and Product design for four years. My third year was spent in Industry working at Games Workshop, which was the most fun designing I’ve had by far. I find Emotional design is within many modern products and is one of the main parts of design work I enjoy.

Products that connect on an emotional level with the user are items that we just never throw away. Recycling the history behind old materials and telling their story to new people is another element I particularly enjoy doing.

Amy March Design is all about Hand crafted products, some will be created from reclaimed materials, some will be created from very traditional methods of manufacture- all are designed to tell a story that the user will want to tell others. These items are unique and collectable, for no two will ever be the same.’

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London New Designers 2014

threefoldOur sponsors and partners demonstrate their support for emerging UK design talent and creativity by presenting a series of prestigious Awards and Associate Prizes to the year’s most talented graduate designers.

‘Harlequin is delighted to be sponsoring New Designers and it’s fantastic to be part of such an important industry event.

We passionately believe that supporting and nurturing new design talent is essential and undoubtedly our own business has benefitted considerably from this exciting collaboration’

Alison Gore, Marketing Director, Harlequin

New Designers is the UK’s most important exhibition for emerging design, full of innovation and fresh thinking. The show sees over 3,000 of the most talented, newly graduated designers from the UK’s leading universities come together to exhibit in one venue.

It takes place over two weeks, with each part focusing on a different set of design disciplines and featuring its own awards programme.

These awards, which are presented in partnership with leading brands and organisations, recognise the design world’s rising stars, offering winners and runners-up vital support as they embark on professional careers.