Austrian designer Nina Levett mixes imagery from punk and pop culture into her designs for textiles, wallpaper and ceramics.
Her work includes wallpaper that tells the story of a prostitute who has married a client and had a child but finds herself losing her identity, leather seating that's been hand printed and embossed with images of sperm and cutlery engraved with images taken from the internet.
"Hand-drawings, depending on the project, are often the last part of my work process," says Levett.
"I feel that they are the most important and direct way to find out what’s on a mind, and I find this process to be very intuitive. It’s like the ideas flow out of my pen or brush and I just have to help it happen."
We've published a series of movies Levett made about her work on Dezeen Screen, in which she engraves metal cutlery, colour-corrects wallpaper and makes a silk screen.
Above: engraving metal.
Above: colour correcting wallpaper.
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