CRAIG GREEN | FALL / WINTER 2012
It’s hardly the norm for a design students business card to be cut from smooth blond wood, nor is it the norm for their profile to be fashioned from planks of MDF. But then, Craig Green is not your normal run-of–the-mill designer. The concept of what is normal holds little definition when it comes to his eye for design.
Green comes, as he puts it, from a non-creative, non-fashion background with the majority of his family working in construction. However, being surrounded by craftsman in the shape of builders must have assisted in the designers appreciation for designing things by hand. The synergy between these characteristics and the designer himself, led way to the designers aesthetic of creativity before commerciality, design before saleability.
A certain approachability runs throughout Green’s work ensuring that the designs appear humble and very much inimitable. His unorthodox workmanship includes papier-mâché geometric accoutrements, minimalist tunics and abstract outerwear to create an austere and abstract silhouette.
- Charlotte Stamp