Stoff Studios are a design duo, consisting of Carys Briggs, a textile designer who trained at both the Royal College of Art and Central St Martins, and Andrew Mason, a furniture maker who studied Sculpture at Camberwell College. We work across two studios: one in south Bermondsey and the other in a Victorian warehouse nearby on Surrey Canal Road. It’s a part of London that has a wealth of resources and a great community of makers.
Working from our studio spaces in South East London, we use traditional methods to create refined, intimate collections of textiles and furniture. We take a humble approach to our practice, drawing inspiration from the materials that we work with; the joy of dyes applied to fabric or the clarity brought about by a well placed joint. Often concentrating on either a single piece or a small batch of works we produce objects with a tactile nature, designed to work together in the home to create plains of colour and texture.
The fabric pieces are inspired by gestural mark making and mono printing techniques and their soft lines are reflected in the fluid, sculptural forms of our furniture.
We aim to produce truly collaborative collections, utilising our two fields of knowledge to create a more studied, detailed response to our initial inspirations, taking account of how our finished pieces, and the materials they are made from, exist within a wider context.