About Tamara Design Co
“Our mission is to provide our customers with original, contemporary and striking designs combined with great customer service”
Tamara Design Co is a pattern design and textiles studio owned by Tamara Schneider.
Our core business is the design of contemporary, illustrative and sophisticated pattern design for the interiors, fashion and home-wares industries. The pattern design collections you see throughout our website are available printed on a carefully selected range of wallpaper and fabrics that are suitable for both commercial and residential interiors. They are also available under license.
Our range of cushions, art prints, tea towels, wallpaper and furnishing fabrics are available to purchase from our online store if you cant find what your looking for there please don’t hesitate to get in touch, Tamara welcomes commissions and collaborations.
The spark for Tamara’s obsession began while studying fashion design at Sydney’s Whitehouse school back in the 1990s, where Tamara was introduced to the wallpaper design of William Morris and Florence Broadhurst and quickly become enamoured by their use of patterns and the consummate skill that was evident in their works.
Starting from a slow burn Tamara went on to study textile design and screen printing at RMIT in 2007, honing the skills she had developed during her earlier studies to produce some truly innovative and remarkable designs. Her talent for pattern design was noted by several important figures in the Melbourne scene, resulting in Tamara being awarded an internship with UK’s Timorous Beasties upon her graduation in 2010.
Her experience with Timorous Beasties further fuelled her obsession, and having decided that that was what she wanted to do with the rest of her life Tamara returned to Melbourne and founded Funky Wombat Textiles in 2011.
Returning to her roots in 2017 Tamara relocated her studio practice to Canberra just ten minutes away from her childhood home.