We were invited to celebrate a new collaboration between Italian textile house, Dedar and ONEROOM design studio in the recently opened ONEROOM Gallery last week. On arrival at the multi-story converted Victorian warehouse, a striking patterned entrance offset with a Paul Evans-designed metallic patchwork wardrobe welcomed us. From here we ascended into the gallery spaces to further explore ONEROOM’s unconventional approach to design, with many unexpected style twists and turns across all four floors. Continue reading ONEROOM x DEDAR
Last night, I attended the private view of The Impressionists in London, French Artists in Exile (1870-1904), a vast exhibition at Tate Britain that seeks to map the connections between French and British artists, patrons and art dealers, a devastating period in French history. A series of paintings created during the Franco-Prussian war with works by Tissot, Sisley and Pissarro provides charming insight into the perception of London as seen through the eyes of visiting French artists and the works arising during their time here. Continue reading The Impressionists in London
Running in parallel with the overarching London Design Festival, East London’s dedicated cultural event, Shoreditch Design Triangle (SDT) brings together brands and designers from throughout the community to celebrate the creative efforts of the East End. Always reliable for a good show, the inimitable Lee Broom marked ten years in design with On Reflection, an all-out all black edit of some of his most popular designs. The showroom took on an illusory element to surprise and delight revelers that dared to look beyond the glass. Continue reading LDF17: Shoreditch Design Triangle
I took advantage of the recent bank holiday and paid a visit to Jupiter Artland, a private contemporary art museum set over 100 acres in the countryside on the outskirts of Edinburgh. In addition to the extraordinary array of permanent works by world-renowned artists such as Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Jim Lambie and Cornelia Parker, Jupiter Artland have just welcomed a new permanent artwork by esteemed Argentine artist, Pablo Bronstein.
With last week’s London Craft Week throwing so many events on our doorstep, it would have been rude to not go along for a look, so on Friday I went along to visit the Second Sitters upholstery exhibition at the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton to trace the history of the craft from past to present. The show takes you on a journey through the history of UK upholstery through a physical timeline and map, much of the storytelling centres around makers stories in East London Continue reading Second Sitters Upholstery: Evolution to Revolution at the Geffrye Museum of the Home
iota presented its collection of hand-crocheted carpets, stools, cushions and signature swings, all made from bespoke colourful yarns using traditional techniques within a gold-clad pop-up installation in the Galleria’s arcade. Tomorrow provided advice on planning the installation and worked to secure interviews for key spokespeople from iota with international press prior to and during Salone del Mobile. Tomorrow arranged a series of press interviews with iota founder Shula Moses and creative director Tal Zur in Milan and a total of 31 pieces of coverage were secured, including an exclusive pre-Milan story on Dezeen. Further coverage appeared in Azure (Canada), DOMUS (Italy), Disegno (UK), Elle Décor (Italy) and Arquitectura y Diseno (Spain).
We took the opportunity to check out an exhibition of works from a group of artists and visionaries at the cutting edge of design, far from the madding crowd of LDF, at the David Gill Gallery. Tucked away in Mayfair, Masters of Design put five boundary-pushing artists and designers into the spotlight, showcasing a body of work that pushes the possibilities of materials and structure. Continue reading LDF 2016: Masters of Design at David Gill Gallery
I was was very excited to see 82 portraits and one still-life, the current David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Portraiture has played a major role in the British artist’s long career and is a genre which continues to fascinate him. He painted the first portraits of what was to become a vast body of work of some 90 paintings in 2013; 82 of which can be seen snaking the walls of the Sackler Wing of the RA. Continue reading David Hockney at the Royal Academy