“I love the ambiguity of the aesthetic. On first glance, it can look like a simple pencil sketch but something’s awry. As you get closer sharp lines come into focus, creating a spectacular image made of masses of thread. The designs are first plotted out before being filled out with the thread, the sharp angles contrasting with the floating loose ends. And despite the complexity of this lengthy process I try to capture a great feeling of energy and spontaneity, and, in some cases, humour.”
Debbie established her studio practice in 2009. Having worked on an extremely diverse range of projects spanning large scale hotel installations, event art, corporate interiors, illustration, gallery installations and smaller bespoke pieces; the practice has now grown to be family run creative studio distinguished for this craft.
Debbie Smyth studio has worked with companies both nationally and internationally including Adidas, Mercedes Benz, Liberty London, Hermes, Ellesse, The New York Times, Toshiba, The Canadian Red Cross, Sony, and The Dorchester Hotel Group. By collaborating with interior designers, architects and other creative practitioners on a regular basis allows us to push the expectations of this craft even further