Haidée Drew is a multidisciplinary designer, curator and arts and design educator with a background in contemporary craft and trained in Silversmithing and Metalwork at The Royal College of Art.
Working between the realms of Art and Design, her Objects and Mirrors are a result of her ongoing research into playful participation through object and environment. Inspired by form, space and composition her Design Products subtly address function through strong graphic and sculptural aesthetics.
Haidée established herself by creating homewares for shops such as Heals, Liberty, The Design Museum, and The Conran Shop, as well as working with independent stores and galleries around the world. Her predilection for artifacts and Architecture has brought about public commissions and collaborations that explore the relationship between environment and object, resulting in projects and new products that have a strong sculptural and spatial thread
''My sculptural and highly tactile collections encourage playful participation whilst subtly addressing function.''
Residencies and awards with museums and organisation such as Sir John Soanes Museum, Lansbury Lawrence and The National Trust ignited a curious celebration of objects and shaped her unique approach to design, drawing inspiration from historical collections and Architecture to create her own timeless descendants with a strong visual dialogue with the past.
Based in East London and surrounded by industry, Haidée prides herself on working with some of the UK’s finest artisans and manufacturers to create her sculptural objects with function. This exchange has led to a deep understanding of material, craft and heritage, which is echoed through her collections and bespoke commissions.
Some clients and stockists Include: The Design Museum, Royal Academy, Barbican, Liberty, The Conran Shop, Heals, Yoo, The National Trust, The British Museum, Sir John Soanes Museum.
MA Royal College of Art 2007
BA (hons) Buckinghamshire Chilterns University 2004
BTEC ND Hereford College of the Arts 2001
CLTAD Posgratuate Teaching
Design Museum - Educator
Bow Arts - Educator
Traces - Co-Curator
Chelsea Art College / Sheffield Hallam - Visiting Lecturer
National Trust & Bow Arts Design Residency 2015
Digital Soane Competition Winner 2014
Goldsmiths, Gold Award, Gillian Packard Bursary 2007
Goldsmiths, Silversmiths Polishers Award 2006
Bespoke Commisions // Product Design // Design consultation // Project Management // Bespoke Mirrors // Custom products with Manufacture // Collaboration //