Exploration of Sustainable Materials and Designs for a Biodiverse World
"I am somewhat of an ecologist when it comes to describing my work. I avoid plastic water bottles and prefer long-lasting and biodegradable materials to recycled plastics or up-cycled objects".

Born American French-educated, Brook shares her time between London and Salerno, Italy. Her work is characterized by the exploration of natural resources and processes, merging craft and science with sustainability.  Her championing of nature and its proven ways interrogates her own urban lifestyle in the context of maintaining natural processes in daily life.

Brook is interested in collaborations with a design industry focused on ecological proposals and the challenges of incorporating sustainability into present-day living and manufacturing.

She founded BiS Productions in 2007 for glass and ceramic homeware. A collection of handblown glasses received the Red Dot in 2009. Sylva, an MA Design project undertaken between October 2013 and May 2015 at Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, was presented at London Design Week. Her designs were featured in Vogue USA, Elle Décor, World of Interiors, Elle Decoration UK, DesignMilk, Fiera.... 

"My work is greatly indebted to the Fornace de Martino in Rufoli, Italy who was always generous with their clay, kilns and more importantly, time. I am beholden to their master craftsmen’s, all figli d'arte, without which my ongoing experimentations would have foundered. Franco d'Elio and Luciano Lucchi from I Cocci in Molina/Vietri, Italy have been tireless in handturning and finishing the objects, and even destroying their good work when my designs were unsatisfactory.     

When I started on Sylva, in September 2014, BestWaterTechnology was kind enough to give the project its ears. They had me stay in Austria and allowed me to visit their laboratories.

I would also like to thank the designers Marta Bordes Blanco and Kachi Irondi who shared my table at CSM and critiqued my work in very personal and pertinent ways. I am grateful to the materials designer Yesenia Thibault Picazo who understood, photographed and filmed my work with intelligence and sensitivity".