Mar 4, 2015
Thrilled to be one of the first to receive the vibrant new Max II chairs from Tom Wates' Don't Lean Back (DLB). Tom was a school teacher who noticed that pupils would often lean back in their chairs, disrupting the class and causing accidents. He set about making a product to remedy this and in 2007 the first DLB chair was born. This chair was selected by Bloomberg as one of '25 products that might just change the world'. Tom has now introduced the Max II: a beautiful, colourful, affordable, stackable, durable and recyclable new chair design. The Max II encourages good posture and, because of the anti-tilt design of the legs, prevents people from leaning back and hurting themselves. Designed and made in the UK, you can choose from a range of colours or commission bespoke coloured options for legs and shell to match your interior if you have a volume order, reasonably priced and delivered within 7 to 10 days - perfect!
We have bought some for the studio and we love them! What do you think?
Feb 26, 2015
We have moved to a wonderful new studio in North West London, just by Hampstead Heath!
To visit us please do email to make an appointment or call +44 (0) 203 283 8776
We are at: Studio 15 The Mews, Spectrum House, 32-34 Gordon House Rd, London, NW5 1LP
Feb 13, 2015
We are delighted and honoured to have been featured in a fabulous book by Ellen Bakker
called Textileart. It is bursting with wonderful textile art of all kinds from all over the world
and is a joy to read.
I particularly liked the doll-like sculptures by American artist Jennifer Gould, the crochet jewellery
by German Lana Bragina and Australian fashion designer Catherine O'Leary's striking dresses.
The intense colours in the quilts by Swiss artist Maryline Collioud-Robert appealed to me and
the gorgeous chunky knits of Xenia Kigaeva look so cosy for the winter. Jenine Shereos makes
beautiful delicate leaf skeletons made of hair!
This beautiful and inspiring book is available here.
There are over 100 artists, which are your favourites?
Dec 4, 2014
As well as ceramics, jewellery and furniture (and our own After Matisse rug!) works by
Emily Cole (Suffolk Pink Bird Box, above) and Adam King (Seduction and Abandon, below)
particularly caught my eye.
The show is part of a weekend of winter festivities on the Haggerston Riviera in Islington
including choirs by candlelight and markets. Catch it while you can! After the weekend the
gallery will be open by appointment until 13 January.
It's proving to be a colourful winter!
Nov 24, 2014
A new exhibition has opened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
in New York and I can't wait to see it!
Called Madame Cezanne, it features twenty four of the twenty nine
known portraits by Paul Cezanne of Hortense Fiquet. She was his lover for
many years and bore him a son before they were married. He left her later
in life to move back home to his mother and sisters. But she was above all
his muse, and most painted model. The paintings, drawings and watercolours
in the exhibition cover a period of over twenty years of his career.