For the second year POSH Graffiti have been invited to take part in the Big Feastival, the ultimate food and music festival for all the family, hosted by Jamie Oliver and Alex James. It is held over 3 days, 29 – 31 August, on Alex’s farm in the beautiful Cotswolds. You will be able to find them on Stand 1 in the Lifestyle Village.
POSH Graffiti is a collection of wooden letters, numbers, symbols and decorative accessories created by Emily Readett-Bayley, a designer who helped to pioneer the concept of combining stylish design with an eco and ethical policy. The collection has been made by the same village rice farming community in Bali for 15 years providing the farmers with a valuable secondary income by utilizing their traditional wood carving skills. The wood used is from the albizia tree that grows sustainably around the paddy fields.
The collection includes the most extensive range of wooden alphabets, numbers and symbols available. Hearts, musical symbols, punctuation, ohm, @, pound and dollar signs compliment the twelve different alphabets and 1-9 numerals. Sizes range from a petit 6cm to the imposing 43cm range .The finishes include gold and silver metal gilt, white and black gesso, hand painted florals and natural wood. They obviously make great personalised gifts but can also be used for all sorts of signage- shop, bar, hotel, school, wedding and party or purely for customising your own home! There are lots of inspirational ideas on their website and there is even a too scale “graffiti wall” to experiment on. A more quirky, individual effect can be achieved by mixing the sizes.
As well as the typography they will be taking their extensive range of hanging decorations which beautifully display the skill of the Balinese wood carvers who are able to recreate Emily’s designs in wood resulting in exquisitely carved hearts, stars, and a full selection of animals including birds, dogs, stags, foxes, goats, hedgehogs, frogs, rabbits, donkeys and fish! They make unusual present tags as well as beautiful Christmas decorations.
As the Big Feastival is a food festival they will obviously also be taking their sago palm wood collection of bowls and utensils as well as the beautiful reclaimed teak chopping boards plus a few specials for the smaller festival goers!
A new edition to the stand this year is the POSH Salvage range of rattan baskets from The Katingan Project, all ethically sourced and supporting the village communities in the forests of Indonesia. They make impressive and very practical log baskets so get prepared for those colder months.