The John Lewis & Partners Award for Design and Innovation: Week 1 Disciplines


John Lewis & Partners


Name: Anna Burke

Title: A Garden of One’s Own 

Course: Textiles Design & Innovation

University: Loughborough University


We chose Anna’s collection for its joyful, uplifting mood and her beautiful use of colour. We loved the expressive handwriting and the variety of different patterns and techniques. The collection is well suited to home interiors and overall it is a very well executed project. Our panel really enjoyed reviewing all of the entries and the standard was very impressive. Well done to all of this year’s graduates!


The way our homes make us feel is more important than ever. Pattern and colour can transform the mood of a space, making us feel calm, uplifted, energised, joyful and much more.

We are looking to recognise a standout collection with a beautiful use of colour and a distinct, original handwriting which would work well in a home environment.


This project explores the importance of outdoor space and how the garden surrounding Anna Burke’s home, as well as National Trust gardens that we have been granted access to over the past year, have provided her with inspiration and solace. She aims to celebrate the garden and the outdoors, creating bold and colourful interior print designs with an abstract nature, inspired by the work of the Bloomsbury Group at Charleston House and the charming and unique interiors they have created there.



The award will include £1000 & the opportunity to spend a day with the John Lewis & Partners Product Design Team in support of your career development