Diane Harrison Designs has found international acclaim with customers around the world looking for inspirational designs.
"I always had a desire to create cutting edge designs and collections that were innovative, unique, useable and exciting," reflects Diane.
It was a chance meeting with iconic Fashion Designer, Jean Muir, that inspired her to do just that. "I didn't know who she was at the time, but she came over to the stand and said: 'I love what you do, never compromise your creativity.'"
A year later, Diane was showing her first studio collection at Heimtex 1985, specialising in home designs – wallcoverings, bedding, decoration, and tableware.
"Good design is a language in its own right and something that can inspire us all. My particular passion being colour and how that is a vital part of the lifestyle we create. Homewares offers an infinite number of creative ways to explore just that."
Over the past 30 years, Diane has built an incredible array of original collections – everything from the classical and contemporary to the bold and striking. Even expanding in to 'fun' areas such as kids, giftware, swimwear and active wear.
And thanks to a fantastic team of people, the company expanded fast in to markets in the US, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and South Africa.
"Fashion moves at an incredibly fast pace, so the studio soon became a creative hub, developing the best new artists and designers we can find to keep our collections relevant, ground-breaking and fresh," she enthuses. "I'm proud to say that over the years I've trained and nurtured some incredible talent."
Diane's motivation is simple: "To excite customers with patterns or prints that will ultimately sell their product."
And time has proved they have the vision and experience to do just that. With international offices in New York, Manchester and Spain, Diane Harrison Designs has established itself as a go-to design house.
"We love what we do. And we never compromise our creativity. I truly believe that's what makes the best designs."