Camille Walala at Sketch 01.12.15

The designer discusses the influences behind her trademark bright colours and patterns, working with brands such as Facebook and Nintendo, and the unexpected origins of her name

The London-based designer is best known for her bold patterns influenced by the Memphis movement and African textiles. Her work ranges from projects for brands such as Facebook and Nintendo, to interior design and street art.

In this conversation – part of a series of design-themed talks taking place in the Parlour of the London restaurant Sketch (pictured below) – she speaks to fellow pattern enthusiast and founder of London design store Darkroom Rhonda Drakeford about her work and influences, the aversion to being trendy and the origins of the name, "Walala".

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