ECLECTricity from Elsa Sandy
Having pursued her love of design later in her 30s, Elsa Sandy is both landscape designer and latterly a graduate of Middlesex University with a degree in Design, Interiors and Applied Arts. Elsa has a studio in High Wycombe and collaborates with a renowned local furniture maker to manufacture her designs. She was the winner of the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture’s prestigious Arthur Silver Award and in 2013 was a finalist in “New Design Britain.”
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For the Hasler Gallery’s opening exhibition, Elsa Sandy will be showing a new collection of British designed and made interior and garden products crafted with a combination of love and originality.
Demonstrating her expansive knowledge of material processes, Elsa’s debut solo exhibition features lighting, furniture, interior accessories, jewellery and artworks produced in wood, ceramic, plastic, metal, glass and fabric. A truly multi-disciplinary designer, producing stylish, functional, everyday interior and garden objects, Elsa’s aim is to produce contemporary products with the potential to become heirlooms for future generations.
Designer Arthur Silver’s collection of works and inspirational materials forms the foundation of the Museum of Domestic Architecture, housed at Middlesex University. Liberty of London stocked trend setting Arthur Silver Studios fabrics and wallpaper and like Silver, Elsa sought inspiration from museum artefacts extending her research from MoDA to her home county of Buckinghamshire, renowned for furniture making and the cottage industry of lace making, both of which are explored at the County Museum.
Elsa’s products, whether bespoke one-offs or batch produced, are crafted with care and attention to detail. She is drawn to linear and sinuous shapes and forms found within the geometry of nature. She takes inspiration from personal photography and historical artefacts, and through the process of drawing she transforms the information into intricate surfaces that play with light and shade.