Donna Wilson graduated in 2003 from Royal College of Art with an MA in Mixed Media and Constructed textiles. After graduating she set up her studio, which now produces hand-made products for sale in 15 countries. She has established herself as one of the most exciting young British textile designers with an impressive portfolio of awards, commissions and solo exhibitions.
Donna Wilson’s work takes inspiration from her childhood growing up in the Scottish countryside and the everyday oddities and deformities of life. Characterised by its playful nature, tactile aesthetic and multicoloured palette, her designs have won her fans the world over.
In 2007 she designed her first piece of furniture in the form of a multicoloured chesterfield inspired ottoman named Motley.
In 2008 her Hue sofa was launched at Milan and shortly followed by the Hue armchair, the Wilma and Molly stools.
During 2009 and 2010 Donna continued to expand her furniture range for manufacturer SCP with the launch of the Mabel sofa, Lola armchair, and the Frank, Henry and Ernest pouffes. She went on to launch her first collection of rugs jointly with manufacturer SCP. Handmade in India, the collection includes, Mountain Spot and Braid flatweave kilims and hand loomed Fairisle & Purl rugs in a range of colourways. In 2011 they launched a range of Welsh woven textiles entitled Bora Da which follows on from the popular Nos Da collection. Also in 2011 was the Munro chesterfield sofa which was launched upholstered in the new Bora Da fabric.
2012 saw the rug & textile collection Albert, a floor cushion with a leather handle and Arthur, a larger, drum-shaped pouffe. Donna has also been involved in a project with the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, resulting in a new range for SCP named Bertha which includes an armchair, a 2 seat sofa, a cupboard and most recently a wall mounted shelving unit. Donna has recently designed a new wool fabric for the pouffe collection called Braid and a ceramic bowl called Forest Path, produced in Stoke on Trent.