Northern Irish artist and designer Rachel Fitzpatrick works at the interface between art and design using a variety of tactile materials to create wonderfully playful one-off installations and limited edition pieces for corporate and private interiors and special events. Taking much of her inspiration from the magnificent sea and landscapes of her native Ireland, Rachel Fitzpatrick’s objects have a fluid, often amorphous visual quality redefining their purpose and shapes whether they are used as decorative lighting, wall and floor coverings, body adornment or children’s toys.
In keeping with the deep-rooted crafts heritage of a rural society Rachel loves working with her hands enjoying the challenge of transforming heavy-duty industrial textiles and fabrics into magically beautiful commissioned works of art or affordable design products.
Rachel current collection of pieces involves various processes such as steaming and boiling the Velcro produce vibrant colours and sparkling metallic finishes.
Rachel Fitzpatrick has collaborated with a variety of clients across the globe. In The United States, top interior designers in both NYC and L.A. have commissioned her to create pieces for the rich and famous. Highlights include a 6ft wide lighting sculpture for The Hollywood Reporter and a collaboration with both Wallpaper* and Bergdorf Goodman to create a sculptural chandelier for New York Design Week.
In Europe, Fitzpatrick has work closely with design organisations to create massive installations for Peugeot’s flagship showrooms on the Champs Elysee, Paris and the Unter den Linden, Berlin. In Ireland her work as been collected by private clients and can be viewed in Michelin star restaurants in Dublin.
Fitzpatrick has been invited to showcase her work at many global design and trade events. Highlights include Maison et Objet in Paris, International Contemporary Furniture Fair in NYC, IMM Cologne and 100% Tokyo whilst also collaborating with Design and Crafts Council of Ireland to create chandeliers for their SHOWCASE Design event in Dublin.
All this would not have been possible without the sponsorship and support of the following organisations.