Central to Circus’ success is Tabitha’s unique eye and ability to spot and nurture up-and-coming talent.
Recent collaborations include:
Matt Manson & Selfridges
Tabitha spotted the talents of upcoming designer Matt Manson in 2013 after he had worked with New York wallpaper designers Flavor Paper and Marcel Wanders, the Amsterdam designer known for the his iconic Knotted Chair. Together they collaborated on a Bowie-themed cushion for the Selfridges pop-up store that tied in with the V&A’s ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibition. Circus also stocks some of Matt’s ceramics.
In demand around the globe, designer David Earp has previously worked with Belinda Carlisle on a homewares collection for Bergdorf Goodman in New York and Maureen Doherty’s Egg in Belgravia. He met Tabitha when the pair worked in Portobello market in the ‘90s and supplies Circus with textiles from his Antimicassar collection. This project raises money for Shuktara, his charity based in Kolkata which helps abandoned children and young people with disabilities.
London-based ceramic artist Fliff Carr was spotted by Tabitha four years ago and invited to create a bespoke range of ceramics for Circus. A huge success, Fliff went on to be picked up by major homeware brand Anthropologie last year, although she continues to create unique items for Circus.
Hormazd Narielwalla is a London-based artist revitalising Savile Row tailoring patterns as unique paper collages. Winner of the 2014 Saatchi Art Showdown prize, Hormazd has a close relationship with Circus and personally chooses which of his artworks are sold in the shop, curating them to fit the rest of the stock. Three of his works currently showing at Circus were winners of the 2016 Paupers Press Prize at the International Print Biennale. He first started working with Tabitha in 2014.
“passionate about beautiful things and creative people”