Rose Cobb’s interior accessories are often quirky with a sense of fun, but practicality and function coupled with elegance are always fundamental to her pieces.
Much of Rose’s work, while contemporary, takes its lead from the past as she mixes the old with the new, giving traditional objects a unique twist to accommodate modern day living.
Pattern is also a prevalent element in many of Rose's designs; sometimes making use of old patterns in a new way as in Unity shade or by way of her own original graphics.
Much of her work is also inspired by materials and production methods. Rose takes great delight in learning about production methods and uses them to make interesting objects, such as her Moth shade which is made using the die cutting process. All of Rose’s interior accessories are designed with batch production in mind therefore creating pieces which are not aimed at mass consumerism and also are produced at an affordable price for people who value good design.
Rose set up her design studio in 2002 after graduating with an MA in Furniture design. Her work has been shown at the V&A and the Design Museum as well as other trade exhibitions such as 100% Design and the Milan Furniture Fair. Her work has been published in various national and international magazines and newspapers including Blueprint, Elle Decoration, and the New York Times. Max Fraser also features her in the Second edition of Design UK.
Rose has also recently ventured into designing jewellery and women’s accessories which can also be seen on this website under the name Rose Ellen Cobb.