Alvaro Picardo x AB

‘For me humble materials represent a fantastic opportunity. With just a little love, they can become so much more. One of my greatest joys is to give forgotten pieces a new lease of life. It’s about creating something greater than the sum of its parts. It’s amazing what a new lick of paint and a little time can accomplish.

Born in Barcelona, I’ve always loved working with simple materials by transforming them into something beautiful. After arriving in London in 1993, I dived headfirst into the city’s rich visual culture, visiting museums, galleries, and auction houses whenever I could. This strengthened my eclectic taste which is influenced by brutalism, modern architecture, abstract and Modern British Art, and the world of interior design.
My bespoke, hand-painted lampshades represent a new chapter in my life’ Alvaro