Five minutes with...
Crowned the 'Perspex Princess' by Marie Claire, Sarah Angold runs a multi-disciplinary design studio specialising in extraordinary jewellery, lighting and installations in acrylic. Sarah has collaborated with an enviable rollcall of names in fashion and design and here she tells us all about it...
How did you develop your signature style in acrylic?
I started my career as a textile designer for designer runway shows, building multilayered fabrics that had acrylic inlaid into them. They got more and more structured and in the end the acrylic was all that was left!
Tell us about some of your exciting collaborations past and present.
Where to start! I love collaborating with designers from other disciplines because I think it brings about the most exciting results. On the fashion side, I had a lot of fun working with Liam Fahy on our shoe collaboration, and it’s always special to see my work on the runway, like my project with David Koma.
Who in the world of jewellery/fashion/design inspires you?
Hussein Chalayan fuses technology and fashion seamlessly. His moving pieces are beautiful, integral and surreal - you don’t get the feeling that the mechanics are just there for a good story. I think that’s real style. I wish I had designed Thomas Heatherwick’s Rolling Bridge, Damien Hirst’s dot pictures, Jason Bruges Studio’s Panda Eyes installation.
What's on your desk right now?
An article from the New York Times, fluorescent Kirk original sunglasses, an Alessi Beaver pencil sharpener and this month’s Marie Claire (July issue) in which I’m crowned the ‘Perspex Princess’, which is very exciting!
What are you aiming to achieve work-wise in the next year?
Ideally I’m after worldwide fame and enough cash for a modest yacht in the Caribbean. However if we’re not quite there yet, I’ll certainly settle for breaking into a sixth continent to stock our jewellery, the successful launch of our latest lighting range, and an installation in the V&A running up to Christmas. Perhaps a Quill collaboration is on the cards too…?!
Thank you Sarah! x