About Ola, British designer of stationery; notebooks, diaries and pattern papers. Traditionally made in the UK.
We are extremely excited to finally introduce our latest collection - öla jr !
The range is our first children's capsule collection and offers a range of graphic Greetings Cards, Notepads and Silkscreen prints.
To coincide with the launch of the collection we worked with super talented animator, Dave Cubitt, on a series of videos exploring the stories and characters that make up our new logo. There will be more videos coming soon, until then see the collection here.
“A painting is not explained. A painting is seen. Words are not substitutes for the direct vision of formal structure, of color relationships, of spaces, of plasticity. . . the organization of equal elements.” –Judith Lauand
Our new Origami Decoration Kits were designed in collaboration with origami artist Coco Sato. Each kit contains the materials and instructions to make 8 contemporary decorations using our signature patterned papers. The decorations are perfect for displaying on a shelf, Christmas tree or for decorating the home.
Each kit includes a link to our specially made video tutorials, making the decorations super simple to assemble.
The instructions make 2 different shapes of decoration - a Sonobe Pyramid and a Sonobe Ball. Both shapes are forms of modular origami, where a simple Sonobe module is made multiple times and they are then fitted together to assemble a shape.
Sonobe Modular origami is one of the most popular forms due to the simplicity of folding the module and the flexibility of the system. Our Sonobe Pyramid Decoration is made using 3 modules and our Sonobe Ball Decoration uses 12, but once the module has been mastered it can be used to assemble shapes of up to 270 units!
We were delighted to be announced winners of the Heal's Discovers Award 2016. The award is given once a year to emerging brands or designers, providing a platform on which to showcase their skills and creativity.
We were invited to design an exclusive range of layflat notebooks, patterned papers and greetings cards to celebrate the centenary of the iconic Cecil Brewer staircase.
The collection features an exclusive print inspired by the shapes and forms cast by the specially commissioned Bocci chandelier and illustrations of the Heal's cat, both iconic features of Heal's flagship store on Tottenham Court Road.
We were honored to be invited to the fourth annual 'Dinner with the Designers' , held at the Heal's flagship store on Tottenham Court Road.
Our founder, Katy Goutefangea, attended the evening. Below are a few photos from the event.
The extremely talented Rob Vanderplank recently spent some time shooting our latest collection of patterned papers.
A few of the resulting beautifully composed images can be found below.
See more of his work at www.robvanderplank.com
Alexander Calder is known as the originator of the mobile. He was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects.
His abstract mobiles focus on shapes which are delicately balanced and suspended, moving in response to the slightest touch and air current.
See more of his work here.