Don’t miss the bold and bright creations by Dasomm at our Brisbane market next weekend. Today, we chat with Dasomm to discover more about her creative process and what inspires her unique pattern making!
Tell us a little about yourself and how you came to begin your label?
Born out of a love for bright colours and shapes, Dasomm was created with the idea of fun, love and happiness in mind. Seven years of industrial design background combined with the life long obsession with patterns, Dasomm’s main aim is to create the most unique and out-of-this-world patterns and then to apply these to the stationery, homewares and furniture design, for those who cherish the small things in life, appreciate the details in things, embrace a bit of chaos, and those who always try to find love and happiness in our surroundings.
Who inspires you and your creative process?
There are too many to count! The works of Gustav Klimt and Paul Klee have been my life long inspirations, but I am also strongly inspired by anything nature – be it plants, animals, oceans and clouds – because I get excited by imperfections, randomness and often childlike visual qualities in things. And there is nothing that does ‘random’ more beautiful than nature. I find this type of chaotic beauty attractive, and much of my creative process is shaped by it. At this very moment though, I am inspired by Irving Harper’s paper sculptures and Jonas Wood’s paintings. Both are undeniably beautiful, and there is also a sense of fun.
Tell us something exciting that you have planned for Dasomm this year?
I tend to create a pattern first, then I see how the patterns could be utilised as a product, rather than create a pattern for a specific purpose. I would look at a finished pattern, and think ‘This would be nice as a rug!’ or ‘This will make a great wallpaper!’ etc. I think this allows for a more unrestrained approach towards the original artwork. As a result multiple things are always under the pipeline – a stool, shelf, tea towels, rug, stationery etc (and even a shift dress). I am focusing on a couple of them, to turn them into a solid range this year – and that is the exciting plan for Dasomm this year.
Name one resource that your label could not live without?
It will have to be the set of black pigment ink pens. I wouldn’t even know where to begin by creative process without a pen. Every little idea, concept, doodle, sketch and pattern starts with a pen. I can’t imagine a life without it let alone the label!
Tell us about your favourite product from your collection?
At the moment, it is the flat pack stool that will be released at the Brisbane AW16 Finders Keepers! It is designed to be taken home and assembled with a screw driver only. The main aim was to maximise the graphic area without making the stool look too boxy or heavy.