Neisha Crosland is a textile and surface pattern designer well known for her elegant, well balanced and dynamic repeats of geometrics and flowers, her unusual combinations of colour, and her ability to design patterns for a wide range of products, techniques and mediums.
Neisha trained in textiles at Camberwell School of Art and specialised in print at the Royal College of Art in London where she experimented with print technique. Her post-graduate show in 1986 led to her being commissioned by Osborne & Little to design a collection, which became one of their best selling products, and included the ubiquitous Star wallpaper.
Neisha Crosland products now include fabrics and wallpapers, distributed worldwide through Turnell & Gigon, and a collection of home, fashion accessories, shoes and loungewear for Hankyu Department Stores in Japan. She designs rugs in collaboration with the Rug Company, a range of tiles with De Ferranti and Fired Earth, vinyl flooring with Harvey Maria, a collection of hand embroidered fabrics with Chelsea Textiles. In September she published her first book, Neisha Crosland Life of a Pattern with Merrell.
Her body of work has propelled her to the forefront of UK design, and in 2006 she was honoured with a Royal Designer for Industry Distinction (RDI). Her papers and fabrics are used top international decorators and her designs have been used in film sets such as Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Her work is archived at the V&A, and Geffrye Museums.