Garudio Studiage: a creative collective
Garudio Studiage came to be when four artists, Chris Ratcliffe, Laura Cave, Anna Walsh and Hannah Havana decided to join creative forces. This artistic union gave birth to the Garudio Studiage. Derived from where it all began – a garage studio – the artists came up with the “appropriately glamorous and unpronounceable name” Garudio Studiage. Using inspiration from objects around the studio like sand, stray cats and broken car parts, the collective started designing screen prints for t-shirts and jewellery. These items were put on exhibition and sold, thus the Garudio Studiage was born!
The handmade empire started back in 2003 in Camberwell, before moving to their newest and most inspirational home of Peckham. It’s hard to really pinpoint one word to describe what the Garudio Studiage produces. Maybe you are looking for a dart board with Bono’s head on it, a rat-shaped mouse pad, or perhaps you’ve been searching for a screen printed cardboard cut-out of a Pomeranian or a purse shaped like a hamburger. If you are, then your wishes have been granted. The Garudio Studiage offers no shortage of handmade, quirky, out of the norm jewellery, house décor, t-shirts, bags and accessories.
Each designer has their own specialism, whether it be screen printing, jewellery designing, or painting. They also collaborate with friends making props, window displays and products. Garudio Studiage, most recently designed the holiday windows for the Paul Smith store located in Covent Garden. The displays feature 12 giant glittered elm trees gracing the windows in Floral Street. Another popular project was an installation in the L Gallery in 2011 at Wieden+Kennedy in Brick Lane for Top of the Pop-Ups – a series of pop-up artworks made from the sleeves of carefully chosen 1980s singles.