Thursday, 16 April 2015

Design Zone joins ILF 'Make it in the West Midlands...' event on 30 April

The Design Zone will be a small display of work by local designer makers - five young companies who set up through our ILF Venture programme and two companieswho took part in our Visioning workshop.

And, if you want to come and  meet them and our exhibiting manufacturers on 30 April register for free now through Eventbrite. More about the event here


Cofi Coo is an award-winning children's soft furnishings company. It believes in providing beautifully designed quality soft furnishings, which are entirely designed, digitally printed and manufactured exclusively in the United Kingdom. Products are collaboratively designed by Navita Uddin Jassi and the Cofi Coo design team.  Website


Some of Cofi Coo's quirky children's furnishings


Jodie Laura Designs hand makes high quality home and fashion textiles that are customisable. The 
range includes cushions, door stops, lampshades, accessories and figure flattering aprons that can be worn in the home or as business uniform. Website

Stylish apron design from Jodie Laura



Lloydie Apparel is a unique streetwear brand founded by recent fashion design graduate Lloyd Taylor. He creates high-quality unisex t-shirts, hoodies and accessories with elements of tie-dye. Website

Tie dye from Lloydie Apparel
Magnino Fine Furniture Armando Magnino designs and makes fine furniture. Some of his work is one off bespoke commissions for private clients but he has also developed a range of designs that can be manufactured in small batches for retail and exhibitions. Website

Slider extending coffee table in English Oak  by Magnino Fine Furniture

Magnus & Bella are artist jewellers and designer makers, trained in traditional craft skills but with a talent for contemporary design and materials. As an English company with a strong focus on their eco-credentials, they are proud to state that all of their precious metals are recycled and smelted by British refiners, their high-tech resins are made in England and their packaging is hand made in Britain. Website

Sterling silver napkin rings by Magnus & Bella

Rachel Richardson-Jones is a gifted surface designer whose prime inspiration comes from exploring camouflage theories and optical effects to create a range of design-led products and patterns. As well as collaborating with other design brands Rachel has created her own limited-edition range of interior products featuring two design collections: camoufleur and dazzleblue. Website

Dazzleblue by Rachel Richardson Jones 



Yanii Akeliah creates exquisite photorealistic printed textile products for interiors.She loves evocative colour palettes, herbal tea and exotic flowers. Website