Sculptor Cathy Azria specialises in creating structural compositions for fireplaces. Lit or unlit, they are significant works of art, using natural materials and organic forms. Each fire is a one-off, signed by its creator. Continue Reading →
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As you can see, this is no ordinary safe as it incorporates a clock, mini-bar, cigar humidor and superior sound system. More than two metres high and made from the finest materials, the GrandCircle from Döttling fulfils even the most challenging demands of a highly select clientele. Limited to a single series of just 20 hand-numbered and signed pieces, the German safe maker’s new masterpiece has streamlined and timeless design on the outside but interior workings that are even more opulent.
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Stéphane Parmentier is a renowned Paris-based interior architect and designer who was head of womenswear at Givenchy and assistant to Karl Lagerfeld before setting up his interior architecture and design agency. This year he has launched his first furniture collection in partnership with Ormond Editions at L&B London.
‘Altaïr’ is a brand new collection of accent pieces which can be used as stools, tables, and bedside tables in which stone and wood takes a leading role. For Stéphane, the rule of elegance is to avoid being obviously showy or ostentatious, so with ‘Kask’ (shown here) he opted to use wood and statuary marble. He then lightens them with perforations or geometric cut-outs sculpted using ultramodern techniques.
£4,200 – www.lblondon.com
Over the moon London based glassblower Stewart Hearn has been exhibiting at The Conran Shop this summer as part of the permanent selling exhibition at the Chelsea store called ‘Handcrafted in Britain’. Stewart has been working with some of the world’s best glassblowers for 20 years, honing the craft following an initial course in 3D design and glass. He currently runs the successful London glassworks company and his work has become increasingly popular with collectors. This limited edition Saturn plate with red moon is a perfect example of his talent.
£1,200 – www.londonglassworks.com