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The creative world of ORLA KIELY was founded in 1995 to express visually, her love of pattern, colour, texture and rhythm, which as components all play and work together. Her instinctive graphic discipline to simplify and stylise everyday motifs and forms adds a further dimension.

With clean orderly repeat constructions and a boldness of scale, her work achieves strength with a very modern quality, while her nostalgia for all things mid-century, help make her patterns charming, uplifting and instantly recognisable. The Reigning Queen of Print’s herself pays credit to her past inspiration…“The 60s and 70s were an era of pattern. A lot of designs were inspired by contemporary art and architecture. There was a tactile quality, and sense of energy and vitality, which has played a huge role in influencing my collection over the years.”