Allistair Covell is an award-winning British Contemporary Surface Designer with a background in fine art, printed textiles and fashion design. His unique and distinctive style extends across a variety of surfaces for the fashion and interior design industries.
Allistair trained at the University of the Arts London, graduating in 2012 with a BA in Surface Design and prior to this he was awarded a Foundation Degree with Distinction in Fashion & Textile Design from the University of Bedfordshire. Both courses not only nurtured his natural talent for colour and pattern, but also granted him the freedom to challenge and push boundaries, which has resulted in him creating a strong and diverse portfolio of work. Whilst at university Allistair interned at three prestigious London fashion houses, working with the fashion designers Matthew Williamson and Erdem, and the textile design icon Zandra Rhodes.
In January 2014 Allistair won the AfghanMade Best Young Designer Award with The City rug at the Carpet Design Awards, the world’s leading carpet design competition at DOMOTEX Hannover, the largest and most influential trade show for floor coverings.
In February 2015 Allistair was invited to take part in the Cambrian Mountains Wool International Design Challenge, creating the textile artwork Digital Stitch. Allistair’s contribution led him to receiving royal recognition from HRH Prince Charles for his contribution and an article about his work on COVER magazine’s website.
The Design Challenge embarked on a UK touring exhibition in 2015 with highlights including a display at the Hay Festival in Wales, The London Design Festival in London and Made By Hand Wales: The Contemporary Craft Show in Cardiff.
From November 2015 to January 2016 the Cambrian Mountain Wool International Design Challenge Exhibition will be on display at the National Wool Museum in Wales.
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