AWARD: Prize for Commercial Potential

16 July 2013

Prize for Commercial Potential

Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University Winner: Kim Norrie

Kim Norrie, BA (Hons) Textile and Surface Design has won the prize for Commercial Potential for Making Spaces (in association with places).

Kim has designed a range of hand needle woven fabrics up cycled from a range of diverse and unusual base fabrics creating her own unique aesthetic. The concept was applied to up cycle a number of wonderful vintage chairs. In addition, Kim produced a complementary range of original knits and digital prints to be used for an interior market.

Kim was inspired by her grandfather’s retro styled house, located in her home town of Kirriemuir, as well as ‘Fitty’, a small fishing village in Aberdeen with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and the Tunnel Banna, Stockholm’s amazing underground and the cave stations to be found within it.

Kim Norrie began this collection with the intention to develop her own unique aesthetic through the original techniques used and initial materials, in the hope that Kim’s fabrics may one day be part of a home providing happy memories to others as Kim’s grandfather’s home has.

Take a look at some images from Kim Norrie’s collection:


Kim has also gone on to win the Christy’s Carpets Prize