Company Profile: Rise & Woll

Rise & Woll is a multi-award winning design studio, offering innovative woven solutions to the interior and textile industries. Founded by Rosie Moorman and Will Evans, the duo are internationally renowned for their contemporary weaving practise and bold use of colour.

Rise & Woll aims to provide a fresh approach to surface and constructed textile design, combining the founders’ respective backgrounds in weaving, graphic and product design, experience in industry, and innate design knowledge to provide contemporary textile designs that honour the heritage of the weaving industry.

With clients ranging from specialist yarn spinners, to interior designers, to lingerie manufacturers, Rise & Woll offers a holistic approach to brief-led design.

The studio offers two in-house collections per year, available on a Sale by Design basis, with each design sold inclusive of transfer of rights and technical specification for production. Alongside this, the studio also operates on a consultancy basis, creating bespoke ranges for their clients, and short run production on the in-house handlooms.

Based in West Yorkshire, the studio is in prime location for manufacture, and work with local commission weavers to offer a seamless transition to UK based production as required. Further-afield, the studio has contacts with manufacturing plants across Europe and the far East.

Rise & Woll’s in-house samples are handwoven and handfinished, and do not undergo any chemical processing unless requested. For clients that require contract standards and certification, they work with manufacturers to redevelop the design for contract settings, and application of special finishes such as FR or Zirpro can be arranged on a clients behalf.

Always open to clients from a range of backgrounds, the duo begin new collections or collaborations with focuses conceptualisation, ever-mindful of the end use of the fabric. With an emphasis on colour, from soft muted pastels to hits of intense neon and deep tonal gradients, Rise & Woll is known for their bold elegance, often hand-dying shades to achieve the perfect hue.

Firm believers in the value of the ‘hand’ and the tacit nature of design, both Rosie and Will are strong advocates for the skill of hand-weaving, which is integral to their design process.

Founder background:
Rosie studied Textile: Innovation & Design on the highly-respected course at Loughborough University, specialising in Woven Textiles. Following graduation and a stint in footwear and print design,

Rosie worked in a well-known vertical mill in West Yorkshire. Harnessing the invaluable knowledge from her time in industry, Rosie has received multiple accolades and awards for her achievement in woven textiles, praised for innovation and her exceptional eye for colour.

Will studied Industrial Design at Loughborough University, and went on to work as both a product designer and graphic designer. Bringing a new outlook and approach to weaving, Will is a problem solver with an eye for timeless design, and understands the design process from cradle to grave, and his industry experience in project management is invaluable for working to tight deadlines.

Viewings are currently by appointment only. Contact details:
i: @riseandwoll

With thanks to Rise & Woll for the text and images

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