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Welcome to block design. We are a creative studio, designing unique home and deskware in the UK.
Block design was formed in 2000 by designer Tara Ashe, with the purpose of bringing colour to the fore of intelligent product design.
Block is now a team of designers creating products that promote a life in colour
Every product begins with a carefully created palette of colours as strong and confident as our products
Tara grew up in Belfast and recalls sketching the imposing cranes at Harland and Wolff dockyard again and again.
Above: Check out our blog to read more about Kirsty’s love of colour
Art school and engineering
Following the completion of her studies at Art School, Tara completed a course in Engineering. This is an unusual education that has forged a unique designer with the dual methodology of artist and engineer.
Tara’s childhood fascination with unflinching colour and line is now evident in every Block product.
Tara is still a avid sketcher, attending life-drawing classes as an exercise in form and proportion.
Block is now on sale in stores varying from The Conran Shop, MoMA New York and the Royal Academy in London.
Our passion for colour is the inspiration behind every design. The aim is to bring colour to every part of your lifestyle.
Our stylish home accessories and lighting range has now grown to include contemporary gifts and statement jewellery. All adhering to our design philosophy – “life in colour”.