Sick to death of the boring white porcelain, traditional bathrooms always include? Enter Dana Finnigan, a surface pattern designer in the interior textiles industry and one of our Start-Up Loan recipients.

Crystal_Winter_Toilet_lrg-450x700The self-titled business Dana Finnigan focuses on wallpapers, ceramics and cushions but also bathroom suites and toilets. After finishing her undergraduate in New Zealand, Dana Finnigan travelled to Scotland to study her masters degree in textile design at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. She changed her mind however and decided to pursue interior textiles which led her to an internship at Timorous Beasties.

Dana Finnigan recently took part in the Starter For 6 programme and from that participated in a 'soft-launch' in London for some of her products and through a fantastic market response she decided to startup.

Dana Finnigan's description of her designs: "With a touch of nostalgia, our designs are inspired by Art Nouve and art deco alike. It is the company's mission to take bold shapes then blur, texturise and distort them. We really love colour and always try to come up with unique combinations you would not Windmill-pap-lg-450x700normally put together. With that in mind, our designs are aimed at bringing together the vintage and modern in your decor of choice."

Damian Baetens, Business Development Director and Business Adviser to Dana, had this to say: "It’s great to support someone like Dana who’s came through the Starter for 6 programme and has such a unique creative product . When we spoke, you could really feel her passion and commitment for her work and I think this comes through in the quality of the products . You’ve got to love those bathroom suites!".

For more information, or if you want to buy some of the products, feel free to visit Dana Finnigan's website.