Berty B is a surface design company based in Edinburgh, established by Amy Buchanan in 2013 after graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone textile department.
Influenced by the post second world war textile movement and Scandinavian design she creates her lively home wares and accessories using various manufacturing techniques such as screen and DIGITAL PRINTING. By using these techniques she can design her patterns as energetic, bright and colourful as she is!
DIGITAL PRINTING is a technique that surface designers use frequently to produce products with their own patterns. It is a process that can be applied to a multitude of materials by using a variety of different technologies which are usually outsourced to specialist manufacturers as it requires expensive equipment. Commonly it is used to produce fabric by producing digital files which are sent to a specialist large scale printer that houses ink or dyes with the ability to print on to fabrics. There are many variations of these printers which are suited to different types of materials. The fabric can then be made into clothing or home wares such as Berty B cushions.
To purchase any of these items or read more about Amy Buchanan and her work visit the treat store here.
She is passionate about working with UK suppliers and designs and manufactures many of her limited edition products in-house from her studio in the heart of Edinburgh, in Scotland.
Amy regularly takes Berty B on the road to exhibit at design and trade shows. Keep an eye on her Facebook page for updates here.
Images courtesy of the artist and Lewis Matheson