BA Textile Design graduate Jessica Leigh Calvert has won the British Contract Furnishing Association Award at New Designers 2014. Calvert is a specialist textile designer who creates hand-woven and digital fabrics for interior spaces. Her work often explores architectural landscapes, with an emphasis on a sensual colour palette, varied textures and exquisite craftsmanship.
The judging panel felt Calvert’s concept and colour was equally matched within an exceptional portfolio. They were impressed by the depth of her research, and the way she had turned her vision into a commercial product.
Calvert’s prize is a four-week internship at the FR ONE design studio in Antwerp. This will include a weekly allowance, accommodation, transport and flights.