We are a vibrant design collective comprising of four designer-makers; Rachel Beaumont, Kaniez Braganza, Claire Kitchener and Martin McShane.
After graduation from the RCA , we worked for 20 years within various creative realms; from designing and creating embroidery for interiors, fashion and film, trend forecasting and bespoke product design, to art direction and styling for TV and commercials... and this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Our areas of expertise include bespoke interior design, product design – including lighting, luxury upholstered leather and wool, and “objets d’art” . All pieces are made to commission and to the highest standards in the UK.
We have specialist skills in both machine and hand embroidery plus digital print. Our artistry, technical prowess and sheer ingenuity means that you will always receive a truly individual and beautifully made product. We can also design exquisite, tailored events to suit your occasion/venue. No job is too small for us to consider.
Throughout our diverse and often frenetic freelance careers, we regularly made time to meet in order to share anecdotes and discuss our latest projects
Although, in the early years, often struggling financially, we always endeavoured to congregate somewhere special and glamorous. no greasy spoons for us!
Hence, we would sit in beautiful, glimmering surroundings and sip a glass of chilled champagne, soaking up the atmosphere and forgetting about our worries and woes for a while…
As the years moved on , and we gained more responsibilities, like big commissions, mortgages… and, eventually, children…we still kept these special gatherings going. In fact, they became even more precious as our lives became busier and more complicated.
So , in short, our “Brunch Club” , as it became affectionately known, flourishes to this day…and has now blossomed into an exciting, commercial venture in the form of “Apple of Amber”.
Our philosophy of taking time out to enjoy the finer things in life, coupled with our mutual appreciation of beauty, craftsmanship and curious ideas, means that we are perfectly suited to the world of boutique and independent hotels…
we look forward to meeting you.
© Apple of Amber 2016