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Bachelor Design (Honours Class 1)

Bachelor of Education (Honours Class 1)

University Medal for Design 2019

Freelance Textiles & Education

J.L. Leutenegger Pty Ptd., Sydney, NSW

E.C. Birch, Melbourne, VIC

Northern Beaches Council, Sydney, NSW

APY Art Collective, Adelaide, SA

Ivana Taylor is a textile and furniture designer whose work entwines textiles and timber. Ivana completed a Bachelor of Design and Art Education (Honours) at UNSW Art & Design, achieving Honours Class 1 and the University Medal for Design.


With a costumier for a mum (pictured left) Ivana was raised a fabric-junkie. Alongside her studies, she pursued  surface pattern design for textiles. Her evolving  practice now focuses on manipulating the 3D qualities of traditional textile techniques into contemporary furniture designs.


Ivana’s practice is also influenced by her work as a secondary school design teacher and university research assistant. She seeks to explore how objects can be educational and evocative of the stories and places that inspired them.