Renée Rossouw calls herself a graphic-orientated & colour-fixated designer from South Africa. She has had a life long obsession with comics, colour, uniforms and quirky movie lines developed during 2010 into her primary interest – graphic pattern-making and the application of it onto textiles and three dimensional everyday objects. This particular project is called Pattern Diary and is the result of a year long investigation into identity, patterns, still lifes and composition.
Renée graduated with a Masters of Architecture at UCT in 2009 and has spent this year completing the RSP Master at the European Design Labs in Madrid under director Jaime Hayon of Hayon Studio. This, her graduate project, was done in collaboration with Bosa Ceramics, Italy with direction from Jaime Hayon and Matteo Zorzenoni. She travelled to the Bosa factory in Italy to paint the patterns. The pieces are now on exhibit in Madrid.