An interdisciplinary designer|maker studio founded by English artist Holly AllenCooper and designer Diana Allen. At studios in Clerkenwell and Brooklyn, Diana and her daughter Holly design collaboratively, the range of their work reflecting their individual backgrounds in sculpture and photography, graphic design and typography, with influences in modernist design and minimalist architecture.
An interdisciplinary designer|maker studio.
Architectural jewelry and interior accessories in steel, ceramics, glass, copper, brass and paper.
Launching at Design Junction, the Union collection traces the graphic evolution of the ampersand, dating back to the Latin ‘et’ representing partnership, collaboration and coming together.
From graffiti carved in the walls of Pompeii to the birth of printing, the Bauhaus and contemporary ligatures, Diana’s typographic design combines with Holly’s calligraphic drawing to create a graphic story across six side plates, with a serving plate bringing them all together.
Fine bone china handmade in England and silkscreen printed by hand in a small pottery in Stoke-on-Trent. Available individually or as a set, and on handprinted archival note cards.
The Eclipse series of limited edition prints explores contrast in geometric and organic form, clarity and opacity, turbulence and calm. The originals are painted in pure pigment with ground charcoal and silt from the Thames and East River NY diffusing the colour and adding raw texture. Printing by hand on 100% cotton rag paper conserves the texture and depth of the original.
Measuring, drawing, tailoring, construction, watchmaking, chef’s tools and scissors, all hand drawn and meticulously detailed. Pendants scaled for men or women to wear singly or in multiples, in matt and polished stainless steel or matt brass on a stainless steel snake chain, packed in a miniature toolbox. Designed and made at the Whitebeam studio, Toolbox pendants are also available at The Design Museum shop in London.