The creative force behind Valerie Valerie is the designer, Valerie Carr, whose style is best described as ‘a quirky twist on the traditional’ and which is easily identifiable as ‘Valerie’ at 20 paces.
Valerie Valerie’s current products include greetings cards, stationery and ceramics, which can be found in high quality, independent gift shops and major UK department stores, including John Lewis.
Carr also ran two successful ‘Valerie’ shops, selling only her own products, in Essex for five years before moving over to design and manufacture for trade and licensing. She makes her debut at BLE this year and is hoping to meet high quality licensees to develop home furnishing fabrics and accessories and exceptional quality stationery products.
Carr loves designing on a variety of materials from paper to porcelain and is currently engrossed in the development of a new range of Valerie Valerie soft furnishings products to carry her unique style. She explains: “I am passionate about design and have always been fascinated by the creative process; how musicians, artists and wordsmiths are able to catch hold of their thoughts, feelings and inspiration and entice them into the material world; invisible into visible!”
Carr currently licences her designs on to giftware and has an ever expanding portfolio of designs which are available for licence.
You can find her and her work at BLE on stand J28.