Kaniez Abdi Textile Design Consultancy specialises in innovative textile design products for interiors. The consultancy produces highly individual textiles, using embroidery and digital printing techniques.
These products are used in site specific projects globally such as hotels, restaurants, bars, corporate receptions and residential properties.
Producing a unique range of Lampshades, Wall lighting, Textile Art, Digital Prints on Fabric/Paper and Soft Furnishings
Date of Birth:
Contemporary Millinery designer of 1997
The project was a competition set by Kangol, in conjunction with The Royal College of Art. The millinery design, won the Town-wedding section and was manufactured by Kangol and sold in Harrods
2007-Visual Edge International
Visual Edge commissioned me, to produce 6 textile art pieces, to be hung in a new Indian restaurant in Staffordshire. This included 4 raffia pieces sewn by machine, one large piece made from ribbons sewn in a circle by hand and an abstract tree trip tic in cut leather.
2006 - Fox Linton
Fox Linton commissioned me, to produce an artwork of a field of corn in an abstract style. This artwork will be featured in the City Café Birmingham and be used as a large image on the wall.
Producing two digital artworks for a commission, which have been used in show flats in new development in London.
Producing textile and digital artworks for a commission, which have been used in the refurbishment Churchill Hotel in London and at Luxury Flats in Dartmouth
1996/1998 The Royal College of ArtMaster of Arts in Constructed Textiles (Mixed Media-Print and Embroidery)
1994/1996 Cumbria College of Art and Design BA(Hons) in Design Crafts - 1st Class Honours
1992/1994 Norwich School of ArtHND in Design Crafts – Distinction
1990/1992 Portsmouth Art CollegeBTEC National Diploma in 3-Dimensional Design, Merit
1989/1990 Portsmouth Art CollegeFirst Diploma in Art and Design - Distinction
2007-Maison De Objet
Exhibiting a new range of lampshades and wall lights, under my own label using embroidery and digital printing techniques.
Pulse tradeshow, exhibiting a new range of lampshades and wall lights, under my own label using embroidery and digital printing techniques.
A group exhibition of products, that crosses into the realm of art. The first exhibition was shown in Milan April 2007, to coincide with the Milan Furniture Fair. The exhibitions locations were the Dynamo bar, Trattoria Toscana restaurant in Milan and in the Light Gallery in London in May 2007.
An exhibition of 12 Artists work in a group show at Knightsbridge tube station, in the concourse leading out to harrod entrance.
2004-Donna Karan Cosmetics
An exhibition based on the word apple and New York, featuring the work of 13 artists. This exhibition is to launch Donna Karan’s new perfume called “apple”, and to promote the new fragrance to the fashion press.
To promote a new range of textiles art pieces for Barjis Chohan, a group exhibition of British textile artists.
Showcasing a religious textile installation, evoking the idea of when your soul leaves your body. The installation is a series of garments made of white organza and stitched with the Lord’s Prayer. As the garments go up towards the ceiling, they get smaller and look like they are disappearing and going up towards heaven.
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
Press Quotes: IDFX October 2007 Issue108
Kaniez Abdi graduated from The Royal College of Art in 1998, where she studied Constructed Textile Design. Since graduating, Kaniez has been working on a freelance basis, specialising in creating highly individual textiles which can be used in fashion, trend and interiors.
Kaniez uses her background in textile design, to develop series of ideas where she experiments with different techniques and materials. Kaniez uses techniques, such as hand sewing, machine embroidery, bonding, heating, dyeing, painting, printing, etc.
Kaniez also uses photography, taking pictures of nature and everyday happenings. I use photography and develop ideas, through the use of computer manipulation, changing the original image size, colour and abstracting the image, which makes her work bold and graphic.
Kaniez work is applied in two ways; she works on projects, where she specialises in providing manufacturers and wholesalers with textile design concepts. These concepts are then incorporated, into their own brand ranges for fashion and interiors. The designs are then used and integrated into the company’s philosophy, allowing for a unique progression in their own product ranges.
Kaniez also specialises in providing interior designers and architects with lampshades, wall lighting, textile art wall hangings, digital prints and soft furnishings for site-specific projects such as hotels, restaurants, bars, corporate receptions and residential properties.
Studio visits are welcome.
Our Products are all individually hand-made (in the U.K.) and whilst
every effort is made to maintain consistency in size and form it should
be pointed out that slight variations do occur. We pride ourselves on maintaining the
highest possible standards for quality of workmanship and finish.
All reasonable care is taken in packing your orders; any damage must be
reported within 48 hours of receipt.
Delivery time will be advised upon placing an order. Our usual lead
time is between 4 - 6 weeks. Items that are in stock can usually be
delivered within 2-4 week, once payment has been received.
Our minimum re-order is (1) items
All designs are registered and Design Rights and Copyrights are the
sole property of Kaniez Abdi, the Designer.
SPECIAL ORDERS & COMMISSIONS: Most of our products can be made in
non-standard colours to customer requests. Please ring for advice and
a quote for additional cost.
(Kaniez Abdi) also undertakes commissions for one-of-a-kind pieces. For
specially commissioned pieces (they are made to order and are not standard items stocked by the
All prices indicated are exclusive of VAT & Delivery/Postage & Packing.
Payment is due, in full on a pro-foma basis when ordering under £1000 pounds. A 50% deposit must be paid when ordering over £1000 pounds. The remainder of the payment should be paid cash on delivery.
All Items remain the property of (Kaniez Abdi) until payment is cleared
Once an order is placed, the client is obliged to accept the items and
pay for them in full.
Carriage within the U.K. is charged at cost plus a contribution towards
packing. Overseas: We will ship to any global destination.
Shipping quote upon receipt of your order.
£500-£1500 Wall Lighting,
£50-£3000 Textile Art,
£50-£400 Digital Art,
VAT Registered: No