This collection is based around six critical elements – leather, brass, wool, silk, pewter and glass. Ten colours by instinct. The sensual drama of a metallic midnight, deep forest verdant, the solemn enigma of ink, lush agave and the dark impose of bronze. By contrast, a soft and pale opulence. Dove grey, smudged rose and putty. Powdery, gentle cream. The soft shimmer of brass and cool pewter. The two palettes define tonal harmony when kept within order with moments of exquisite delight when they drift and cross. The collection consists of mirrors, rugs, screens, art panels and bolster cushions. A series of objects kept intentionally limited.
A long and intriguing line that connects New Zealand Lambswool to rural India. The idea migrates to an architectural bronze studio in Greenwich and a traditional mirror factory in London. It moves, again, to Italy. To Pisa where beautiful hides of leather are tanned by artisans using an ancient and guarded recipe of Oak and Chestnut bark. This is then hand woven and sculpted in London.
A simplicity that belies the complexity of craft.
BRAID & BLOOM is the result.