Introducing our new Blog

There are many layers behind the creation of a fluent, clean design from which the natural and urban landscapes bring constant inspiration. Traveling to foreign countries encourages you to see the lifestyles of others and live, for a short while, on other societies terms. When the experience proves enlightening and enjoyable it is exciting to think how you can introduce elements of that life into your everyday environment.

This feed is a process of the thoughts behind our designers, from where they take inspiration and then create an environment that adds everyday beauty to our lives.

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The urban landscape of France’s atlantic island Ile de Re is partly such a joy and attractive due to its small-scale. Something at times lost in London’s metropolitan landscape making towns such as these appear like gaps of breathing space. The houses reflect this, two stories high on a human scale, elegantly proportioned and revelling in their own simplicity; it counters the busy lives of people who go to visit. Carefully selected stones of creams and whites form a neutral mass of the town then punctuated with colour from painted or bleached wood. The materials lend themselves to clean lines and when layered are most effective, creating slats of wood against block colours and textural, organic stone compositions. To then come back to the office and design a table or ceiling that emulates these ideals adds a sculptural language to our interiors that we take pride in.

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The sculpture park Louisiana, in Denmark, is a brilliant example of layered surfaces and how patterns of line can emulate the works they are showcasing. There appears to be an indulgence in verticality in the room that contains work by Giacometti through strong steel curtain windows and a lean silver birch that acts like a shadow of the sculpture’s form. Alternatively the second photograph I took zooms in on the alternating lines formed by the horizontality of the brick course against a sweeping arc of bent wood, connected by thin diagonal ventilation shafts. Being able to create corners of beauty fused with function is the language basis of our design company as attention to details marks the difference.

by Freya Hodgkinson

 

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