Brighton never fails to delight – especially when the sun is blazing, the ice cream trucks are out, and the sea breeze is merrily blowing along. So it was no surprise when we first discovered Unlimited nestled in the pages of June’s ELLE Decoration. The bright colours and crisp white interiors leapt out, and we knew that we had to take a peek.
Unlimited is an independent design shop, gallery and studio based in artsy Brighton. The design studio was founded in 2008 by husband and wife team Patrick and Sara Morrissey. In 2010, they decided to showcase the work of a collective of contemporary illustrators, designers and printmakers from their weekly ‘pop-up’ studio shop.
Last spring Unlimited were selected to exhibit at Pick Me Up 2013 (the UK’s most prestigious annual Graphic Arts event held at Somerset House, London) which was a huge success, and as such were asked to show again in Spring 2014 at which they proved an even bigger hit! They opened their new design gallery & shop in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine to the public in August 2013.
“The gallery & shop has grown organically as a reaction to this. As such we hope it feels more ‘honest’ than engineered – filling a need rather than foisting another venture onto the market,” Sara says. Patrick and Sara continue to work closely alongside each other; Patrick runs the Unlimited design studio, whilst Sara focuses her energies on the shop & gallery – where they continue to sell works from an expanding collective of designers.