Sarah Parris and Howard Wakefield celebrate and champion unrestrained colour -
liberating interiors from the stereotypical. The collections advocate unbounded expression
to be individual, unique and authentic.
They have transformed digital design from a dirty word into a craft.
Pushing technology to break the rules, producing unique and fascinating
designs that are captivating and beautiful.
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“To bring the joy of colour to your home ethically and sustainably.” Sarah Parris
“Life is a colourful journey and your home should reflect that colourful journey.” Sarah Parris
“A monochrome surface is tiring; the more ornamentation, the more calming is the effect, because the viewer is unconsciously affected by the slow approach that is behind it.
It takes time to fathom a rich ornamentation; a monochrome surface, however, is immediately decipherable and thus no longer of interest.”
Josef Frank, Architect, artist, and designer
Colour = Life = energy = Joy
We have alway felt that colour is a positive. Why, is often difficult to put into words. I discovered this TED talk all about the aesthetics of joy which sums it up perfectly. This is what a world built to be joyful would look like.
Quick watch, 3 min 45 seconds
Ethics and sustainability…
…are at the heart of our business. They are important to us, and we are proud of what we have achieved and we are always looking for ways to improve further.
Our fabrics and papers are digitally printed in Britain. The digital process reduces ink and water consumption as the precise amount of ink is laid down and there is no excess ink to be washed away. We print to order which reduces any material waste.
We work with local skilled artisan makers for the production of our cushions and lampshades. We also work closely with furniture re-designers and up-cyclers to bring back unloved pieces of furniture that would other wise end up at the tip.
Packaging is our next big task, we currently re-use as much packaging material as we can from boxes to bubble wrap. We are sourcing alternatives to our plastic bags for mailing out our fabric and cushions and hope to switch as soon as our existing stocks run out.
Colour and Form are members of Blue Patch Britain’s collective of small businesses producing sustainable and ethical goods and services in the UK. As a ‘small-business led movement’, they highlight the importance of sourcing sustainably and buying locally.http://www.bluepatch.org/
We support the JUST A CARD campaign which aims to encourage people to buy from Designer/Makers and Independent Galleries and Shops by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to the prosperity and survival of small businesses. https://www.justacard.org/