Claire ∆lderdice Textiles was founded by Bedfordshire based Northern Irish designer Claire Marijewycz (née Alderdice) in 2015.
Fascinated with rhythmical growth patterns in nature and exploring the relationship between order and chaos, Claire has developed designs that playfully unite symmetry with unpredictability, featuring the humble hexagon.
Claire studied Woven Textiles at The Scottish School of Textiles in Galashiels before moving to London in 2005 to complete an MA in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art. For several years afterwards Claire worked for Esquel Apparel Ltd designing wovens for a series of reputable retailers in Menswear including Marks & Spencer, Ted Baker & Charles Tyrwhitt, before launching Claire ∆lderdice Textiles in January 2015.
Claire ∆lderdice Textiles specialises in CAD and digital print to create exuberant interior spaces. Our range of bold and vibrant products include kaleidoscopic rugs, cushions, lampshades, tube lights and upholstery to add drama to any room, with a retro twist!
Claire ∆lderdice Textiles’ patterns and prints are inspired by rhythmical growth patterns found in nature, such as the Fibonacci sequence and Golden Ratio, whose numbers can be found in everything from our DNA to flower petals, shell formations to the galaxies.
Looking at how both order and chaos work together in the natural world to create visual harmony, our designs juxtapose symmetrical geometric shapes with the assymetrical morphing patterns that appear to change subtley as if looking through a kaleidoscope.
Claire says: “I love how textiles have both the power and versatility to completely refresh and transform a space. With that in mind, I like to be bold but most of all, have fun! With a background in woven textiles & manufacturing I’m passionate about maintaining high quality and ethical standards across the supply chain. Our fabrics are digitally printed, giving us a lot of freedom to create complex repeats, and our rugs are wonderfully made hand tufted pieces which you can commission from existing designs or bespoke. We aim to create unique and colourful products that don't just look good but do good”.
Claire grew up in beautiful rural Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, before spending a decade in London. Now married, she has settled in Bedfordshire with her husband and fellow team member, Marco!
We are passionate about maintaining our ethical credentials working with renewable materials where possible and keeping waste to a minimum. Claire ∆lderdice Textiles work closely alongside Hill & Co who are bound by strict charter to ensure high standards of production and safeguard the welfare of the workforce. The rugs, sourced predominantly in India, are made under stringent controls regarding matters of both quality control and child labour. Hill & Co play an active part in supporting local communities in the country through 'Care & Fair' - an organisation that campaigns against illegal child labour in the carpet producing areas of India, Nepal & Pakistan as well as investing in education and clean water supply to local communities. We are so proud to support Hill & Co, knowing that customers can own great designs with peace of mind.
We distributes UK wide and are available for collaborations on a wide variety of commercial and domestic projects.
Claire has previously worked with textile collective Print Tuft & Fold on a variety of exciting commissions, including a one-off soft furnishings collection for the Science Museum London, and a collaboration with JAM Design to create a unique seating installation at 100% Design 2010 in Earls Court, London.
Carpet Cubes at 100% Design London (2010)
For more information or to discuss a commission, please contact Claire Marijewycz at: firstname.lastname@example.org