Sarah Colson Ltd was founded in January 2014.
The studio explores making the ordinary extraordinary by elevating the potential of objects and materials.
The focus is to create visions and experiences of beauty. Projects pay homage to unusual selections of materials and colours; their origins and aesthetics are defined by their detail. Collaborations with an increasing variety of crafts people as well as utilising their knowledge for industrial processes, allow the outcomes to evolve through a process of making.
Beyond this Sarah has an evolving body of research that explores ideas of community. She spends time getting to know the people, the places their from and their traditional, and not so traditional, crafts. Ensuring sensitivity towards the communities' needs, Sarah creates bodies of work that come from the communities for the communities. This research informs her commercial practice whenever possible.
LAVA AWARD, 2016
Awarded for “Best Design” at the Potentiale exhibition. (Clara Lux)
ELLE DECORATION BRITISH DESIGN AWARD, 2015
Awarded for “Best Newcomer to Lighting Design”. (Vitro Lux)
Potentiale, Feldkirch, Austria
Form and Seek, Boxpark, London Design Week
Form and Seek, London Design Fair, London Design Week
A Gente Transforma, Amazon, Brazil
Maison Objet, Hall 7, stand G152, Paris France
Home of Artisans, Handmade in Britain, London
Matter of Stuff, Hospital Club, London
Object Relations, Astwood Mews, London
Avorez, Decorex, stand K57, Syon Park, London
Designer Sessions, Include Conference, RCA, London
Maison & Object, Hall 7, stand H82, Paris, France.
Haverlock Walk Open Studios, Dulwich Open House, London.
London Coffee Festival, Truman Brewery, London.
UKTI: The Green Room, Design Junction, Milan
Crowdy House, Ventura Lambrate, Milan.
Maison & Object, Hall 7, Paris, France.
Design residency: British Council, Bandung, Indonesia.
Design Junction, London Design Festival, London
Indetity: 'Make me happy', TEDx talk, Dubai: here
Edit, Design Junction, Milan
March- April 2014
Design Residency: Gampus World Heritage, Cyprus
Works @ Heals Tottenham Court Road, Perspectives table
Oct- Dec 2013
815 Agency, Kensington Palace, Game of Thrones
Tate Britain, Alan Johnston, Project Assistant
Kingston University, Guest Lecturer
University of the West of England, Guest Lecturer
Material Subconscious, London Design Festival, Kensington Gore Hotel
Design Residency: Gampus World Heritage, Romania
Home Sweet Home: SHOPWORK, London
Media coverage: The Guardian, BBC News ‘11’,’12’
The Meal #3- Gallery Mariana Moura, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Media coverage: Casa Vogue Brazil
Analogue Photo Booth, Dezeen Platform, London.
June 2011 Awards Ruth Drew Prize, Royal College of Art.
RCA In Tent, Ventura Lambrate, Milan
Braziln- The Cultural Contemporary Conference, Royal College of Art
Beleza, Lower Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art
A Gente Transforma, Parque Santo Antônio, Brazil
Cliff Moss Faculty Award, UWE