One of our favourite books is Modern Furniture. It brings you the most influential and innovating designs in from the past 150 years, beginning with latest designs from 2011 and working its way back through the decades. Here we’ve picked a few pieces which we find inspiring, hope you enjoy!
American sculptor Alexander Calder was a radical figure who pioneered kinetic sculpture, bringing movement to static objects. This stunning new exhibition showcased at the Tate reveals how motion, performance and theatricality underpinned his practice. Our favourite pieces were the faces! Definitely worth a visit!
This summer apartment just outside of Berlin has been lovingly restored with a simplistic design aesthetic that really showcases its original features. From the flooring and vaulted ceilings, to the original brick work and understated furniture, each piece has been carefully considered by Loft Szczecin in order to create this beautiful summer residence.
Our favourite this week is a mid-century table lamp by Jean Boris Lacroix. Absolutely smitten with this piece and it's beautiful simplicity. Another great find on 1st dibs!
Brigitta Rossetti is an artist we originally stumbled across profiled on Saatchi Art. Her contemporary approach to the concept of nature within her work stems from her upbringing in rural Italy and is evident in every piece she produces. These particular pieces are our favourites, inspiring reflection through use of colour, texture and composition.
Make sure to check out her most recent work via the link below.
One of China’s most influential artists is taking up the challenge this autumn in filling the Royal Academy of Arts immense historic spaces. Ai Wei Wei’s RA exhibition is the first major institutional survey of his work ever held in the UK and bridges over two decades of his extraordinary career. Here we show just a handful of his pieces but be sure to go down and experience the full impact.
Located near the ski runs of Megève in the French Alps, Le Chalet Zannier takes stealth luxury to a new level. Zannier worked closely with Belgian architecture and interior design firms to create a vision of comfort, from the furniture to the towels to the handmade ceramics.
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This week we have been delving into interiors of 'Pleasant Decay'. An 18th century East London home that was 'discovered' behind steel shutters and modern shop fronts has been beautifully restored by its Architect owners. Most of the interior furnishings were salvaged from streets or skips and some ceramics from underneath the kitchen floor!
From London to Nigeria we see basic materials transformed into beautiful interiors and structures that are timeless, such as these mud huts that look like anything but.
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This week we’re getting ourselves down to Tate Britain for a unique sensory stimulation! Hopefully we’ll find some great inspiration for creating holistic environments and to get us thinking even further about the importance of textures, colours and lighting. Find our more in the link below and be sure to get yourselves down too.
Villa Lena is much more than just a traditional Tuscan retreat. The artist residency and hotel provides a cultural experience for its guests, with interiors that Include large tapestries, heavy stone floors and soft furnishings. The environment is a creatively inspiring and serene place.