Poppy Westwell draws inspiration from cultures across Asia and from the natural world. As a child Poppy and her family had the good fortune to live in Malaysia, where an historical convergence of trade routes created a unique mix of crafts and cultures - Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Malay, Portuguese and British.It was a time and place where a child’s imagination could bloom and flourish, and Poppy’s did.
Years later, revisiting Malaysia as a successful motion graphics designer inspired Poppy to dig deeper into those childhood images and experiences. Back in London, she spent her spare time at Kew Gardens studying and sketching plants she’d photographed in Malaysia. She came to realise that she wanted to see and enjoy the emerging new designs in her own home, and that others would feel the same.