The Design Studio

A working mill cannot rest on its laurels; without creativity, Gainsborough would become a pastiche of its illustrious past. The Design Studio oversees every collection we create and is intricately involved in every bespoke commission.

 

Dominique
Head of Design

Dominique joined Gainsborough in 2013 with a Central Saint Martins and Texprint background, since when she has immersed herself in all aspects of its rich design history and techniques. She has a wealth of knowledge in technical weaving, oversees the Archive and leads a talented young design team.

Chika
Designer

Chika studied Textile Design at Central Saint Martins and joined our team at Gainsborough shortly after graduating in 2016.  Awarded a QEST Scholarship, Chika is being trained in house to tackle any design challenge thrown her way!

Jade
Designer

Jade is the third member of the team, and also a CSM graduate. She worked in the textiles industry before joining Gainsborough, including a year in Paris at Malhia Kent, handweaving samples for fashion houses such as Chanel.