laura-jane atkinson

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Laura-Jane Atkinson is a Manchester based designer-maker specialising in handmade interior accessories that challenge and re-appropriate the known application and behaviour of often under-celebrated materials. Her design process is rooted in design by making, allowing the personality of materials to drive the nature of sampling. The studio produces commissioned and batch manufactured statement products, that blend traditional craftmanship with material innovation. 'Jewellery for the home'.

The studios recent major project has focussed on Linoleum flooring, now only manufactured at one remaining factory in the UK based in Kirkcaldy, despite the products environmental cleanliness and value for the future. ‘Lino Lab’ playfully re-appropriates Linoleum flooring from a floor covering to a 3-dimensional material, in the hope to broaden the function of Linoleum and encourage further production of a product that holds so much significance for our future climates.