b. 1986, Dublin; lives and works in London 2008-2010 Central Saint Martins, London 2004-2008 National College of Art and Design, Dublin London-based Irish designer, Simone Rocha, graduated from NCAD in...
2008-2010 Central Saint Martins, London 2004-2008 National College of Art and Design, Dublin
London-based Irish designer, Simone Rocha, graduated from NCAD in Dublin before moving to London to complete her studies at Central Saint Martins and swiftly began to make a name for herself. Her design ethos has embraced more than just wearable fashion to include furniture and jewellery. Her aesthetic brings together the man-made and natural elements: Perspex is a material she often uses to juxtapose against more organic materials.
Her Pearly Cube for Cure3, allows the form of the cube and the transparency of the space take centre stage. She explains: “The first time I worked with pearls was in my Spring Summer 2014 collection, and pearls have since become a signature of my work. I was swimming in the sea off the west coast of Ireland and became inspired by pearls as a stone of the sea, also my grandmother always wore pearls which brought this contrast of nature and human touch together. Perspex is also a signature material of mine, both in my accessories and my shop design, so using this pearly daisy chain design on the Perspex was only natural.”