We believe a good piece of furniture design is beautiful from every angle. This chair by Milo Baughman certainly hits the nail on the head. The chair anchors itself to the ground with its low centre of gravity. We're a big fan of Baughman's work and we can't wait to buy more of his items for our upcoming projects.
It was a year ago that Deborah Tarr's work caught our eye, on display in the window of one of our favourite contemporary art galleries, Cadogan Contemporary. Tarr’s work experiments with aspects of modernism, minimal abstract painting and arte povera. Make sure to check out her most recent work via the link below.
At AWI we look for rare and unique pieces of furniture to allow our spaces to flourish.
This weekend we were lucky enough to visit Copenhagen's innovative trade show - northmoodern. Their celebration of holistic, sustainable and contemporary living has provided us with inspiration to create some beautiful Scandinavian spaces.
Whilst we were getting some great new suppliers we were able to explore Copenhagen's beautiful City and find some iconic items. From handmade pottery to to bespoke furniture.
In this months issue of WOI we are enlightened to see what happens when two Parisian designers move to the outskirts of Nairobi and build a house. The result is a beautiful, minimal home that uses simple local materials to show off bright and airy spaces. From Africa to Denmark, we see a 17th Century 'sea captains farmsted' that is captured in time, and remained unchanged since the late 1700's. It has been purchased by the National Museum of Denmark so we will be able to enjoy this historical gem for many years to come!
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This week we bring you a selection of pages from the diarys of Pep Carrió. Carrió, originally from Palma de Mallorca, transforms his weekly journals into a visual feast. Using a familiar day-to-day item to hide symbolic and emphatic sketches holds a subtle irony that we are happy to be appreciating on this cloudy Monday afternoon. Please click below to check out more of Carriós art.
We checked out the Agnes Martin exhibition at the Tate Modern. Agnes Martin is perhaps best recognized for her evocative paintings marked out in subtle pencil lines and pale colour washes. Martin lived and worked in New York and became a key figure in the 1950's and 1960's abstraction. In 1967 as her art was gaining acclaim she left the city in search of solitude and silence. She traveled across the U.S. and Canada before settling in New Mexico. She was able to continue to make extraordinary, visionary paintings over three decades until her death in 2004. Martin believed that spiritual inspiration and not intellect created great art.
Michael Sinclair is a photographer that shoots interior and lifestyle imagery across the UK and abroad for many acclaimed magazines which includes Monocle, Christie’s International and House and Garden. Sinclair presents a range of moody imagery in his ‘darker living’ article where he’s drawn to the underlying story of inherited spaces. The imagery shows beautifully aged and simplistic spaces where the antique furniture and carefully selected ceramics and accessories create a personal and honest touch. Click me to get inspired.
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Loving this beautiful set of mid-century modern earthenware pitchers by Mado Jolain. The perfect finishing accessory for your summer party! Thanks 1st Dibs!
The first major Barbara Hepworth exhibition in London for almost 50 years can be found at Tate Britain from 24th June – 25th October. Get yourself down to witness first-hand the beauty of her craftsmanship and experience some of her most significant sculptures in wood, stone and bronze as well as some of her rarely seen works. Not one to be missed!