3rd Rail Print Space Member Spotlight: Fairbairn and Wolf Studio

Fairbairn and Wolf is a textiles design studio specialised in screen/digital printing designs and fabric developments for both fashion and interior Industries. The studio has worked with some of the world’s leading fashion brands since they began in 2015, including Gap, Karen Millen and Vera Wang. We joined up with the 3rd Rail Print Space members for a chat about their upcoming work and what inspires them.

Can you tell us about the studio?

We create original print designs for fashion and interior brands with exclusive worldwide copyright. All of our designs are hand-drawn, converted to digital format at high resolution. We have traditional screen printing facilities to produce colour discharge and hand painted samples in house. Our CAD team provides colour separation and repeats.

Fairbairn and Wolf Studio at the 3rd Rail Print Space

Fairbairn and Wolf Studio at the 3rd Rail Print Space

All of your designs are hand-drawn, is this an important aspect of your design process?

It is very important for us to be hands on and create inspiring materials, any method counts as long as you have the ability to create rather then generate.

Fairbairn and Wolf screen printed sweater

Fairbairn and Wolf screen printed sweater

What’s your main source of inspiration?

We love to be inspired by fine art and illustration.

Fairbairn and Wolf inspiration books in the studio

Fairbairn and Wolf inspiration books in the studio

You’ve collaborated with some major fashion brands, what’s been your favourite project to date?

Our favourite project is actually an upcoming collaboration with Something & Sons, it is an architecture project and we are printing 100 meters of wood. The project is called Peckham Palms.

Fairbairn and Wolf Plywood print designs for Something and Sons

Plywood print designs for Something and Sons

Can you tell us any exciting projects you’re working on at the moment? 

We are trying to develop our screen print abilities even further. We have recently started experimenting with working by drawing directly on to screens and using projections.

Studio artwork detail

Studio artwork detail

 To find out more about Fairbairn and Wolf head over to their website or follow them on instagram.
 Or to find out how you can become a 3rd Rail Print Space member click here.

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