Channeling her passion for flowers into surface design, Israeli designer, Tali Furman, creates a wonderland of botanical and geometric designs that would make a blossom blush. We caught up with Tali just before starting her MA course at the Royal College of Art to discuss her homeland and her soon to be adopted city of London.
Where do you currently live?
Currently I live in Tel aviv.
What is your favorite thing about your city or town?
Tel aviv never sleeps. You can feel alone but be together. You can hate her or practically be in love with her, but the city will remains the same.
We heard you’re moving to London. What are you looking forward to the most in your new adopted city?
I think that London adopted me. Something just pushed me over the years to move there. In some ways London feels like home to me. You can feel alone when you walk on Oxford Street. I’m very curious to find out how this city will inspire my work, especially new collaborations in fashion. I’m looking forward to starting my MA course at the Royal College of Art in Printed Textiles and wonder how it will effect my creativity and work process.
If you weren’t a designer, what would you love to do?
Can you describe your style in fashion or at home?
I adore mix and match…contradicted styles are very interesting to me. Simple shapes with interesting combinations. Color blocking mixed with Toile de Jouy. Although my work is so colorful, deep inside I just adore black and beige.
What has been your most exciting project to date?
Working with the Israeli cloth company Golf. Currently I’m working on some very cool items for the next season.
Where do you look for inspiration?
Vintage art books. I love vintage book shops. I can spend hours searching for a book. Old paintings of harbors, medieval portraits, and oranges.
What’s your perfect music playlist to design to?
Beirut, Youth Lagoon, Bon Iver, The xx, Joan Baez, and the Smiths.
What would we find on your nightstand?
My WACOM pen, a vintage lamp, glasses, mosquito repellent, water, a pencil and salt!
What else do you want to tell us?
Inspiration is everywhere and flowers stole my heart. Print is awesome!
To view more of Tali’s work, visit here.