I am an artist and designer and have recently returned to Sydney to release my own textile collections, working with local ethically chosen Australian suppliers working with luxury natural fibres, creating bespoke quality textile products.
Generations of my family have been passionate about art, design, colour and textiles. Growing up in such a world has had a strong influence on me and my life as a designer. It has led to some of the most extraordinary travels and adventures.
Early in my career I moved to Paris where I studied textiles. Living in a postage stamp sized roof top apartment near Sacre Coeur, I was walking distance to the textile markets - so much pattern and colour.
Textiles became the constant thread of my career and travels. I started designing collections for some of the industry leaders, such as Mokum
Textiles & Warwick Fabrics and I was soon back in Europe on the shores of Lake Como talking colour and pattern, there were weeks in London researching trends, working on manufacturing floors in remote areas of China, visiting New York to hang a collection on 5th Avenue and even working in a tannery in the bottom of the north island of New Zealand designing a leather colour palette.
I returned to Sydney with a vigour to design from an Australian sense of style and launched Margot Design.
I started designing distinct collections of textiles based on quintessentially Australian experiences. Each collection is first released as an exclusive limited-edition silk scarf - printed onto beautiful natural fibres and hand finished. With your favourite designs now being available per meter, printed on a beautiful cotton and linen base cloth with a soft handle, suitable for light upholstery, cushions and drapery.
With the increasing amounts of manufacturing and production going offshore, I have intentionally kept all production locally in Australia - helping to keep important creative opportunities available.
Each design is a bit about me and the country, I love.