Don McCollin & Maureen Bryan set up McCollin Bryan in 1998, designing furniture and objects in their London studio. Their approach has been strongly driven by instinct and a mutual need ‘to make’. The fusion of their backgrounds in textiles (McCollin at The Royal College of Art) and ceramics (Bryan at Middlesex Polytechnic) led to their distinctive portfolio of designs.
Key to their working practice is the process of experimentation and the development of visual concepts. While McCollin explores surface textures and patterns, Bryan designs forms that have sculptural impact. They are both inspired to create pieces that will surprise and intrigue the viewer.
Working with a small team of assistants in their London workshop, McCollin Bryan utilise a combination of resins, plasters, metals and wood. The bold and inventive results are produced in small batches, limited editions and unique pieces.
Based in Paris, Associate Rozen Le Nagard, with an art history background, combines design consultancy lectures in art & design with representing McCollin Bryan. She integrates her expertise with a conviction about the enrichment and transformation of art in everyday life.