About the Research Studio

Studio Houndstooth is an experimental, multidisciplinary textile & materials design research studio, run by Philippa Brock and Jo Pierce.

They investigate, interrogate and instigate innovative textile and material design processes, making methods leading to final design/future crafts artefacts.

Their methods employ co-design, design thinking, process development, digital and future approaches to textile & materials design and research and can be applied to space, architecture or body outcomes. They instigate their own projects, curate and also work to commission. The studio has been running since 2012, trialling methods, running workshops and developing processes and after much research has launched fully in 2015.

Read Philippa and Jo’s Profiles

Commissions and Research

Studio Houndstooth welcomes commissions from both private and public bodies. The Studio can design and run workshops for both makers and non makers. The Studio can also develop innovative visual research and material sources. Use the Contact Form to get in touch.

Workshops and Talks

Workshops can be developed to suit clients’ needs. The Studio is also available to give talks about innovation in future textiles & materials. Both researchers have taught in prestigious colleges and currently are academics part time at Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts London, running textile pathways on the BA (Hons) Textile Design course, members of The Textile Futures Research Centre  and have  externally examined at The Royal College of Art, IFM, Paris and Glasgow. They also have much experience of working with a range of clients from luxury high end market, interiors, large scale architectural  through to social engagement projects.

Workshops can also be developed using the houndstooth motif as point of making and dialogue. Testimonials are available.

Commissions and Collaborations