#ForTheLoveOfPrints Irene Infantes

I am a Textile Artist and Designer, I am originally from south Spain Seville. I have been the last 8 years living in London and I have been working on my own brand since I graduated in 2016 but working for other companies as well. A year ago I decided to move back to Spain and dedicate myself just on my own work focused on my own name and brand

Where does your inspiration for your print/fashion/embroidery design come from and which processes do you use to achieve the outcome?
I get inspired by my everyday life, I consider myself a dreamy person and I believe I am capable of seeing what not everyone else does. I like the little things, the details, always looking at things from a very curious and romantic point of view, always wondering the past and destination of things and people. My inspiration comes from poetry, from art, from smells, from stories and experiences.
A technique I usually use needle punch felt as a way of translating my ideas into art, and I have been working on a research on wool for the last two years, as I believe it’s one of the best existing materials.

Where does your inspiration for your print/fashion/embroidery design come from and which processes do you use to achieve the outcome?
I get inspired by my everyday life, I consider myself a dreamy person and I believe I am capable of seeing what not everyone else does. I like the little things, the details, always looking at things from a very curious and romantic point of view, always wondering the past and destination of things and people. My inspiration comes from poetry, from art, from smells, from stories and experiences.
A technique I usually use needle punch felt as a way of translating my ideas into art, and I have been working on a research on wool for the last two years, as I believe it’s one of the best existing materials.

Have you gone on to studied or gone on to study further?
I have studied surface design and Textile Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art and design (University of the Arts of London) and for now I’m not planning on keep studying as I’m trying to keep creating and producing my work but I do sometimes think of doing a master maybe related to interior design or ephemeral architecture.

Do you have a very popular print or product, which everyone loves? 
Yes, I do. I created a collection of four rugs for the amazing company Christopher Farr Rugs, selling through London, new Your and Los Angeles and one of those four has been a total successful, I am talking about the rug ‘Gravitation’. Has been published in many magazines and shoots. I think its the most popular product I have designed so far.

As we have recently entered the New Year, what should we expect to see from you or your company?
I just wish keep creating new products and keep focused on rugs and textiles, not just from a designer point of view but as an artist as well and keep exhibiting the tapestries I create.

  What’s been your greatest achievement?
I guess a great achievement was being able to develop full collections of textiles and ceramics for well known companies before even graduating from University. Apart from my degree of course. But its difficult to choose as many things have happened that I never thought of, like publications in great magazines, exhibiting in amazing galleries and museums or being part of Salone del Mobile Milan, London Design Festival or Madrid Design Festival.

 What are your 3 tips for succeeding in the creative industry? 
Work, visit galeries, work.

 And finally what is your favourite quote?
I can not have a favourite quote as I dont know all the existent quotes.

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