Designer Baskets by Derek  

Atlanta,  GA 
United States
https://www.designerbasketsbyderek.com
  • Booth: 730

Designer Baskets by Derek

For over a quarter of a century, Designer Baskets have been valued for their extraordinary design and craftsmanship. Their creator, Derek Downing, began crafting his unique baskets while in high school. He has since exhibited his work at major craft and trade shows throughout the nation, and become acclaimed as one of those rare individuals who has elevated craft to an art form.

Hailing from a creative pedigree, his parents being engaged in the fields of art and architecture, it was only natural for Derek to follow in their footsteps. Traditionally, basket making is passed from one generation to the next; Derek learned the art of basketry from his mother, thus continuing that tradition.

Each of Derek’s creations represents a distinctive flair for style and concern for detail. His designs are based on the traditional egg-basket form; however each has about it a contemporary quality. Most are crafted of grapevine, hand-dyed rattan and sea grass, an unusual material for woven baskets, and an aromatic one. The basket handles forged from grapevine allow the tendrils to dictate the basket’s overall shape. The vibrant colors of his baskets are frequently inspired by trends in fashion and home furnishings. Most colors are produced from commercial textile dyes, many of which Derek creates himself. Once completed, each basket is signed and dated by the artist.

Whether you are a collector, or someone who simply enjoys living with beautiful, well-crafted objets d’art, a Designer Basket by Derek is certain to please in many ways and for years to come. His work can be found in craft galleries and fine retailers nationwide.


 Products

  • Designer Baskets by Derek PW-FF
    Petit Free Form Wall Basket...

  • Petit free form wall basket made from grapevine, dyed rattan and seagrass. Natural, Chestnut and Black colors. 
  • Designer Baskets by Derek GVH6
    Small Grapevine Handle Basket...

  • Loops of dyed rattan on a grapevine frame, woven of sea grass. Lime Green & Grape colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek GVH6
    Small Grapevine Handle Basket...

  • Lops of hand dyed rattan on a grapevine handle, woven of sea grass. Magenta and Lilac colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek FFM
    Medium Free Form Basket...

  • Hand dyed rattan, woven of sea grass with grapevine twigs. Magenta, Lilac and Gray colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek GVH6 & 8
    Small & Medium Grapevine Handle Basket...

  • Loops of hand dyed rattan; grapevine ans sea grass. Aqua and Lime colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek GVH10
    Large Grapevine Handle Basket...

  • Woven of sea grass; grapevine and hand dyed rattan. Gray and Wine colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek RBW-S
    Small Rainbow Basket...

  • Hand dyed rattan in Rainbow colors and Grapevine.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek PVC3
    Petit Sea Grass Weave Basket...

  • Miniature version of the Sea Grass Basket - packaged in a 3" clear box. Assorted colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek PWO
    Petit Wall Basket - Oval...

  • Petit wall basket woven of sea grass woth loops of grapvine and hand dyed rattan. Lime Green, Grape and Aqua colors.
  • Designer Baskets by Derek PVC4
    Petit Grapevine Handle Basket...

  • Miniature version of the grapevine handle basket, presented in a 4" clear box. Scarlett and Cobalt blue colors.
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