Maria Sigma | Woven Textiles is an award-winning textile brand specialising in 'zero waste' ethical hand-woven textiles for interiors based in London.
By using exceptional natural materials I create textiles and furniture pieces for projects large and small, commercial and residential, combining expertise in made to measure throws, cushions, rugs, furnishing fabrics and much more. Maria Sigma | Woven Textiles products collection celebrates a timeless high aesthetic via 'zero waste' design and production ethic, combining a contemporary approach and traditional weaving techniques and focusing on raw natural materials and texture. Individually designed, handcrafted and fully customisable.
Inspired by my Greek heritage and by the colour palette of the British landscape, in combination with a love for maths and craftsmanship I make vibrant, but minimal, contemporary textiles that creatively interpret long-established traditional craft techniques and styles. By emphasising the raw quality of the materials and texture and removing any superfluous elements, my work pays close attention to usability and aiming at producing high-quality luxurious interior products designed to become timeless heirlooms.
My approach to design is based on the idea of creating beautiful functional textiles and objects through 'zero waste' design and craftsmanship by re-interpreting traditional craft techniques in a lively and contemporary way. High-quality and sustainable natural fibres (British wool) are key to the philosophy of my work, in which the aspiration for textile longevity through simplicity and sensibility is essential. Weaving is my way of putting the everyday chaos in order and make something honest and beautiful out of it.
After completing my studies in Textile Conservation in Greece I went on to complete a degree in Textile Design at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. In 2017 I achieved investment support from The Prince's Trust and Virgin Start-Up Scheme. With their support I invested in a new floor loom and a studio space in East London.
Recipient of Cockpit Arts / 'Clothworkers' Award 2015 & 2016.
Hole & Corner Selects : Maria Sigma
“As part of the British Craft Pavilion this weekend at the Old Truman Brewery weaver Maria Sigma shows her homeware textiles. In the Elements Issue, she speaks about her zero waste philosophy, her love for wool as a material and how her work connects back to the earth…”
Chelsea College of Art & Design, London 2014
Good Design Greece Exhibition 2017, Athens 2017
The Prince’s Trust Christmas Fayer, London 2017
Cockpit Arts | LCN, London 2018
Harewood Biennale | ‘Useful/Beautiful:Why Craft Matters?’, Harewood House, Leeds 2019
London Craft Week | ‘The Future of Craft’ at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, London 2019
The World of Interiors, October 2016
Country Living | Modern Rustic : Issue 6, November 2016
Selvedge Magazine, Issue 80 : Craft, January 2018
Country Living | Modern Rustic, Issue 10, February 2018
Hole & Corner Magazine, Issue 17, September 20178
Cozy Home Magazine, January 2019