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- Cinny Aumonier @cinnyoffic­ial

Tell us about your background. My background is interior design. I started as an intern in Chelsea Harbour. I trained in an architectu­ral interiors practice before launching my business 12 years ago. I always wanted to have a product and studied wallpaper and pattern design. I set myself the challenge; could I design something I was happy with and UK produced? It took five years but here I am.

Where do you look for inspiratio­n? I have a love of 18th-century Indian chintz (my mother was born in India) and for this collection, I found inspiratio­n in the V&A archives, British Library and design books. In my day-to-day, I’m inspired by nature and art.

What is it you love about what you do? I am a visual and tactile person. I love print and textures to touch, I need to feel design. I tried many techniques but screen printing captured all my senses. You can be in the process, experience colour first hand and watch your designs come to life. Pure escapism!

Can you recommend any other creatives? Mylo Art (@myloart) – Kate is a fantastic art curator and represents Pangea (@pangeaaaa), a personal favourite. I love the work of Alice Crawley Interiors (@alicecrawl­eyinterior­s) – she brings a space to life while keeping it liveable and cosy. For new community living concepts, Way of Life (@wayoflifeu­k) – I’m really inspired by what they do. I’m eyeing up the beautiful carpets and rugs of Sinclair Till (@sinclair_till) for my next project.

If not textile design, what was your plan B? I’d probably still be trying to make it happen or a yoga instructor – I qualified during lockdown. Luckily, textile design seems to work well – it gives me a sense of self and a much-needed creative hub. →

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