Abigail Borg is an artist who hand draws and designs intricate patterns for wallpapers, fabrics and interior accessories, and since this summer, is now a Digbeth resident.
I moved into a studio at The Custard Factory at the start of August, and really appreciate the creative, inspiring environment around me. Already I’ve got to meet lots of other designers, artists and people carving out their own creative path, which is something I really admire.
Abigail’s work is stocked all over the world, and one of her designs was awarded a British Design Award by Elle Decoration for ‘Best British Pattern Design’. Having had a look at her work, it’s no surprise really – I’d describe her style as timeless and elegant, taking cues from the natural world.
Alongside producing her own range of products, Abigail is also a freelance illustrator and pattern designer, and has a long list of distinguished clients, including Laura Ashley, Johnson & Johnson, Crabtree & Evelyn, Kew Gardens and Zizzi Restaurants.
Passionate about keeping the production and manufacture of her products as local as possible, since moving to the neighbourhood, Abigail has been in touch with a Digbeth-based social enterprise specialising in soft furnishings production. She also uses a talented seamstress on the same floor in the Custard Factory – and you can’t get much more local than that!