Cassandra Smith is a designer and hand-weaver of tactile lighting and interior products that create welcoming and luxurious spaces. Her unique design aesthetic fuses inspiration from her travels with her love of experimentation with natural materials and craft techniques such as felting, spinning, weaving and knotting. This creative, sustainable approach to design has earned her awards, magazine features in Koel, Modern Rustic and Ox Magazines and partnerships with The Campaign for Wool.
Originally from Montreal, Cassandra moved to London in 2005 after studying Engineering, working abroad and traveling the world. She then pursued a degree in Textile Design, graduating in 2011 with a 1st class BA (Hons) degree from Central Saint Martins. In 2012 she was awarded the Cockpit Arts/ Clothworker’s Foundation award for her graduate collection and launched her own design studio, Cassandra Sabo Designs. She then moved to Oxford in 2014 with her family, opening her new dedicated studio space at Makespace Oxford (www.makespaceoxford.org) in 2018 where she also runs The Oxford Weaving Studio (www.oxfordweavingstudio.com), offering weaving workshops, equipment and membership.
Cassandra's work can be found at gallery Dali and the Bear in Woodstock (May 2019), is sold direct to the public at various design fairs throughout the UK, online or by appointment at her studio. She has also had the privilege to work with many wonderful private clients, interior designers such as Claudette Bonville Associates in the US and other design professionals to create bespoke designs for their luxury interiors.