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30.12.11

ANTIQUES: FROM ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

VICTORIAN X THRONE CHAIR 

A 19th Century chair with the original upholstery. For more information, contact ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

26.12.11

TRIP | MEXICO: ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS




We're off to Mexico for two weeks as of tomorrow morning which we're rather excited about. Due to this we have to bring you the bad news that we won't be posting as often as we'd like but we'll be sure to update you on the trip once we've returned. 

23.12.11

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: CASTELLO DI VITARELLO | TUSCANY









Another Italian beauty, in this case is the stunning 900 year old hotel in Tuscany, Castello Di Vicarello. Aside from the six exquisite suites, there's a traditional farmhouse kitchen, a working vineyard, an olive grove and a full spa. james waterworth alexander james waterworth alexander james waterworth alexander james waterworth interiors interiors.

21.12.11

ART: HOWARD HODGKIN | GAGOSIAN GALLERY


RED SKY AT NIGHT, 2001-11 

DARK EVENING, 2011

 AFTER WHISTLER, 2010






The British artist has been showing at the Gagosian in New York for the last couple of months, with the show coming to a close on Friday so for those in town, we highly suggest going to this show. The exhibition shows recent works of Hodgkins and despite his tender age, is still producing some of, what we think, is his best works. 

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/howard-hodgkin


20.12.11

CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA PART II: PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS





Earlier in the blog, we posted some of our pictures of a 3 day trip to Cartagena. We thought we'd be kind and share some more. 


ANTIQUES: FROM ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

VICTORIAN ARMCHAIR


An orignal 19th Century armchair, newly upholstered in a light charcoal linen. For more information, feel free to contact Alexander Waterworth Interiors. 

19.12.11

INTERIORS INSPIRATION: LE CHALET ZANNIER | MEGEVE








With the ski season upon us we thought we'd bring you one of the more beautiful places to stay whilst out there. Based in Megeve, France, the 12 room hotel is opening for its first season. 
We're not sure on the designer but whomever it was, has obviously been heavily influenced by Mr A Vervoordt, from the simplicity of the natural raw materials and linens, the simplicity of the space to the individual pieces of furniture, which are remarkably similar to those in Vervoordt's home collection (see here for previous post about the furniture).



16.12.11

ART: EMILY YOUNG | PRIVATE VIEW



We were recently asked by the Fine Art Society to look at their private show of works by Emily Young. We weren't entirely convinced that her pieces would work in such an environment, but they did. In fact the space complimented her work to a greater extent than in previous cases and the experience was enhanced by incredible views overlooking the Tate Modern and St Paul's. We'll be talking with Willoughby Gerrish of FAS in the NY to find out more about her work and her upcoming show in February.

15.12.11

INTERIORS: PALAU DE CASAVELLS | SPAIN







 

We've been hearing from our super talented Spanish designer, Marta Yanguas, about a beautiful area called Ampurdan in Spain. Here one will find the above, an incredibly austere space called Palau de Casavells. It's an exquisite atelier and art gallery with antiques and a modern art collection from all over the world. A great concept and perfectly executed, one more reason to take another trip to Spain.


INTERIORS: PRIMROSE HILL BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS


We've been working on this large 5 bedroom private residence for the last 6 months with completion to be towards the end of January. We'll of course bring you pictures of the finished article. 

13.12.11

ANTIQUES: FROM ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS


ARTWORK BY DAVID GONCALVES

We recently purchased this incredibly beautiful pair or rocking chairs, dating around the middle of last century. We were thinking of having them covered for practical use but decided against it, believing them to be unique and inspiring in their on right to be a sculptural piece. 
We were lucky enough to purchase the painting by one of Portugal's rising stars in the art world, David Goncalves. We're planning on a trip early next year to his studio in Porto and getting some in-depth information into what makes Mr Goncalves tick: which of course we'll be sharing with the blog.

ARTS: BASEL | MIAMI BEACH 2011 WITH RORY MITCHELL OF ALISON JACQUES GALLERY


ROSS KNIGHT @ TEAM


VIVIANE SASSEN @ STEVENSON


ROB PRUITT @ GAVIN BROWN

FLORIAN MAIER-AICHEN @ 303

CAROL BOVE @ DAVID ZWIRNER

LYGIA CLARK @ ALISON JACQUES

We were unfortunately not able to attend this years Art Basel in Miami though we sat down with Rory Mitchell, representing Alison Jacques at the show, who picked his top pieces from the show. We asked Rory why he chose Lygia Clark:


Rory Mitchell: 'Lygia Clark was one of the most important Brazilian artists of the Twentieth Century and a central figure in the Neo-Concretist movement. Her bichos represented a vital shift in medium for the artist; as she moved from two dimensions to three dimensions in an attempt to overcome the space between an artwork and it's viewer. She intended the sculptures to be handled and placed in different positions, with the hinges acting as spines between plates. In her own words: 'It is a living organism, an essentially active work' 


We'll be hearing more from Rory in upcoming Alison Jacque shows. 

12.12.11

OUR 1ST DIBS FAVOURITES: EARLY 20th CENTURY DOME CLOCK

EARLY 2 SIDED GLASS DOME CLOCK STORE SIGN


This early 20th Century wall clock, made using iron and porcelain, was originally made for outside a jewelers as their store sign and can be purchased through Radio Guy

8.12.11

INTERIORS: PRIVATE MEMBERS DINING ROOM BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS



VISUAL BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

EXISTING FLOOR PLAN
PROPOSED PLAN

We were approached in the Autumn to put together a design for a private dining room for one of London's most exclusive members clubs. The room was updated in the early 90's, becoming slightly outdated and currently doesn't function particularly well for an entertaining space. Being a private events space, the introduction of a bar was essential and so we proposed to remove an existing wall and place the bar within the area which is currently back of house. By removing the wall, we obviously also get a larger space and in this case, a much more structured space. Other structural work would include the reconfiguration the entry and introducing a smoking terrace.
The property is a Georgian build and because of this, we've added traditional paneling and detailing to the design of space. As the club has a more contemporary feel, we've introduced modern lighting and furniture with injections of colours coming through the furniture and the modern artwork, which would be supplied by some of the clubs members who luckily happen to be some of Britain's biggest designers.


7.12.11

BRIAN LAMOTTE: THE WORLDS MOST TALENTED BOOKMAKER


BRIAN LAMOTTE: PHOTO BY 'BACKYARD BILL'

We've been eagerly anticipating a chat with America's trendiest bookmaker. Unfortunately, being so in demand, our little San Franciscan hasn't quite found the time but we'll grab him soon enough and fill you in on what gets him going, what's in the pipe lines for the future and  what was so important that he had to put back our talk! 


EGYPT: PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS





PHOTOS BY ALEXANDER WATERWORTH INTERIORS

On our trip to Petra, images posted a couple of weeks ago, we also stopped by in Egypt. It included quite a bit of diving with some of the most magically coloured creatures on this earth and rides with some slightly blander characters, mainly the above.