The British designer Rebecca Hoyes has worked with leading European design companies and is currently working with Habitat UK, developing textile and product ranges which bring contemporary design to the British high street.
Her work shows a fascination with both traditional and contemporary production processes and explores the crossover between craft and digital manufacturing.
In 2011 a project funded by the British Council looking at cultural heritage enabled her to collaborate with silk weavers and hand embroiderers to explore traditional craft techniques and resulted in the creation of distinctive product fusing traditional skills with a contemporary design aesthetic. A working practice that involves exploration of a technique or process combined with an innovative approach to design ensures that her designs are both directional and commercial.
Rebecca combines her time as a designer at Habitat with lecturing at the leading design school Central Saint Martins College of Art, London.