Pattern insight + emergence

Delving beneath the surface of life at Patternity Studio




PATTERN IN PRACTICE – Mind, Matter & Materials

Delve beneath the surface as we use the unifying language of pattern to bring together a diverse panel of  some of the most illuminating minds from the worlds of Fashion, Art, Design, Health, Science and Technology. Join us for an evening of fast paced presentations that will explore the powerful presence of pattern across many different specialisms and their shared impact on culture.

Our guest speakers sharing how pattern shapes their own practice include:

Richard Weston | Professor of Architecture, author, inventor, designer

Richard Weston is a renowned architect and author as well as Professor of Architecture at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University.  Richard featured in the BBC2 series, Britain’s Next Big Thing, which charted his progress culminating in our images becoming a top selling scarf collection at Liberty of London.


Isamaya  Ffrench | Makeup Artist and Illustrator

Having originally studied Industrial design at Central St Martins Isamaya’s clients include i-D, 10, Vogue China and POP and she has worked with Nick Knight, Rankin, Daniel Sannwald and Simon Foxton.  In 2010 she became a consultant and performer for the internationally renowned Theo Adams Company who have performed for Louis Vuitton, Liberty, The ICA and most recently held a residency at Robert Wilsons Watermill Centre in New York. She is Beauty editor for USED Magazine.


An expert in happiness, creativity and personal development, Björn is the co-founder of Boomtags, an organisation that conducts experiment to further the potential of the world. He gets hired by some of the biggest and most well-known organisations in the world to help them challenge their thinking, evolve their assumptions and discern the true nature of a situation. By designing and delivering learning experiences he helps individuals think differently about themselves and the world, thereby discovering more alternatives for action. His upcoming book is Corporate Detox – When Work is in the Rearview Mirror.”

Daniel Bor | Neuroscientist | Author “The Ravenous Brain”

Neuroscientist Daniel Bor has spent the past decade worrying over biology’s most difficult problem — what consciousness is, why we have it, and what it means for our self perception. A proposal with practical and far-reaching implications, The Ravenous Brain extends beyond biology, philosophy, or neuroscience, and touches on the fields of medicine, bioethics, and animal rights, as well as personal health and well-being.


Jude Stewart | Design writer

Jude Stewart has written on design and culture for Slate, The Believer, Fast Company, I.D., Metropolis, Design Observer, and Salon, among others. Her first book ROY G. BIV: An Exceeding Surprising Book About Color is available for pre-order now from Bloomsbury UK. As contributing editor for PRINT, she writes a twice-monthly column about color and pattern. Read the interview that kickstarted their collaboration for Pattern Power HERE


Robert Storey | Artist Set Designer 

Robert Storey is a London based artist and designer who’s work explores fine art and design through sculpture, installation and furniture.  His clients include Kenzo, Victoria Beckham, Pollini, Jaeger, Harvey Nichols, Stella McCartney, Diet Coke, Vauxhall and Topshop.  He has been commissioned for publications including AnOther magazine, British Vogue, i-D, Nowness, Pop and V MAN with photography collaborations including Angelo Panetta, Daniel Sannwald, Tyrone Lebon, Scott Trindle, Josh Olins and Matt Irwin.
Robert is represented globally by CLM.