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.


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.


Jade – also a CSM graduate – worked in the textiles industry before joining Gainsborough, including a year in Paris at Malhia Kent, handweaving samples for fashion houses such as Chanel. She is based in the Gainsborough McKinney showroom in Chelsea Harbour, specialising in custom and bespoke projects.


Rhiannon recently joined the team from another mill; with industry experience and a First Class Honours degree under her belt, her appetite for learning means Rhiannon is settling into Gainsborough fast.