Ptolemy Mann – The Architecture of Cloth, Colour and Space


Ptolemy Mann currently has a solo exhibition at The Aram Gallery until April 21st 2012.

Mann has been running her textile art and design studio since 1997. After graduation from Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art she has established herself as the unique creator of one-off woven architectural art panels. Her ability to encompass the fields of Design, Art, Architecture and Craft equally has enabled the development of a varied and dynamic working practice.

Mann has recently developed an IKAT COLLECTION of commercial textile designs for furnishing fabrics and fashion. This portfolio shows geometric repeated pattern designs inspired by her existing one off art pieces; the intention being to evoke a hand-made quality and blending of colour in the more commercially viable form of woven and digitally printed fabric production. She has collaborated with Christopher Farr to license a range of flat woven rugs and a digital print linen called Adras. Other collaborations are currently in development with John Lewis PLC, Ercol Furniture, Linenhouse and Studio Levien. In March 2011 she was awarded with the Homes and Gardens best Fabric Designer Award.

Ptolemy Mann offers a colour consultancy service to architects and interior designers across a wide range of projects with a specialism on external healthcare facades.

She exhibits and lectures regularly throughout the UK and abroad and currently has a touring solo show called ‘The Architecture of Cloth, Colour and Space’ travelling the British Isles. She writes regularly for the textile magazine Selvedge and has been a member of the GLOBAL COLOUR RESEARCH UK Colour trend prediction panel. In 2009 she curated the exhibition ‘Significant Colour’ at the ARAM gallery in London.

Clients include NHS, Hilton Hotel group, GlaxoSmithKline, The Open University, Cunard, KPMG, Savills, Derwent London, Building Better Health, Land Securities Swankye Hayden Connell Architects and Stanton Williams Architects.

Ptolemy Mann shows at Contemporary Applied Arts, is a regular exhibitor at the Chelsea Craft Fair, ORIGIN, 100% Design, SOFA New York and Chicago and is a selected maker on the Crafts council register.

All images copyright Christina Theisen. With thanks to Ptolemy Mann for the post.

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