Making a Silk Screen by Nina Levett

Austrian designer Nina Levett mixes imagery from punk and pop culture into her designs for textiles, wallpaper and ceramics.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina Levett

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.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina Levett

"Hand-drawings, depending on the project, are often the last part of my work process," says Levett.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina 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.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina Levett

Nina Levett's work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna and the Alessi museum in Milan.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina Levett

See our special feature on wallpaper here and all our stories about textiles here.

Ornaments and patterns by Nina Levett

Above: engraving metal. 

Above: colour correcting wallpaper.