Introducing Lee Borthwick…

London based, Scots born artist Lee Borthwick creates custom-made and site specific natural artworks for residential, commercial and exterior spaces.Lee studied Textile design at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen, Turku Polytechnic in Finland and received an MA in constructed textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2008.

It is Lee’s distinctive approach of combining pieces of tree and mirror that led to the creation of her signature “Mirror Tapestries” and the establishing of her studio in 2009. Alongside meticulously fabricated artworks and outdoor installations the studio has become known for the Grain and Hairy boards, an evolving collection of tactile tableware. Ethically sourced materials and a view to encapsulating a sense of peace and serenity are the principles that underpin everything that Lee creates.

 

Lee: In partnership with wood turner Dan Wynde, I am showcasing a new range of turned tableware in ash, sycamore and oak; a distinctive collection of pleasingly weighty bowls and platters featuring wild and vivacious patterns. READ MORE

In conversation with Kate Wakeham…

How we met?
Annie: I met Kate in 2000 at the NEC Spring Fair. We were both in the world of publishing, designing greetings cards, wrapping paper and other gift stationery. We happily propped each other up with countless cups of coffee and bars of chocolate whilst standing for hours on end at the shows. Our paths then took us off in different directions for a few years until just recently, when I happened to come across Kate’s instagram account, and her gorgeous textiles and prints. Instantly Anna and I saw a wonderful opportunity to collaborate together. We feel that Kate’s work really connects with AB Design and Interiors’ ethos.  A super play of colour combinations, texture and pattern.

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The moment we have been waiting for…

The Intro.

Annie and Anna© www.lorenzophotographer.co.uk

Finally after many months of no posts, hours of laughter, lots of cups of coffee, several bottles of wine and some sleepless nights, this is the moment I have been waiting for….. a formal introduction to Annie, my new business partner. It is an understatement to say just how excited we are for what lies ahead.READ MORE

Spring has Sprung

at Chelsea Harbour with London Design Week 2017…

London Design Week 2017, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour - Love these enormous balls of nature!

London Design Week 2017, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour – Love these enormous balls of nature!

The last few months we have been concentrating and working on lots of new and exciting things but before we do our grand reveal I wanted to write about an exciting week I very much enjoyed at London Design Week 2017 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London.READ MORE

Abstract Expressionism

“…from the sublime to the revelatory” The Times

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on Red) 1949

Mark Rothko, Untitled (Violet, Black, Orange, Yellow on Red) 1949

 

‘Exploring an unparalleled period in American art, this long-awaited exhibition reveals the full breadth of a movement that will forever be associated with the boundless creative energy of 1950s New York.’ RA

 

Jackson Pollock, Mural, 1943Jackson Pollock, Mural 1943

Jackson Pollock, Blue Poles, 1952Jackson Pollock, Blue Poles 1952