Wednesday 21 November 2018

Oak and Brass Mosaic Cabinet

This project was truly a labour of love! 
Over 11000 hand-applied oak blocks to create the mosaic sections.  Then the cubes that had taken endless hours to place were burned carefully to create a charred effect.

“The cabinets are absolutely spectacular. They are masterpieces and we are thrilled with them.  I know they have been a headache for Andrea but please tell him that we are absolutely over the moon. The workmanship is extraordinary.”
Private Client Holland Park, London.

Andrea carefully placing the oak cubes to create the random mosaic.
Click here to view a short video on Instagram of the burning process.

 Thanks to PDDM for the opportunity to create these set of cabinets.

Monday 15 January 2018

Introducing Felice James

We are very proud of the Collection we have created with Interior Designer Rebecca James. Here are few selected images of the collection.  
Full details can be found on the designated website

Our partnership is borne out of our mutual passion for Art deco and mid-century Italian design. Having worked together on a number of private commissions since 2012, Andrea and Rebecca decided to create a collection, which fuses Rebecca’s glamorous aesthetic with Andrea’s modern industrial flair and craftsmanship. The collection is designed to be fluid and balanced with sensual curves akin to the female form.

Finding the right balance and interplay of materials has been essential for their collection. The use of Corian has stemmed from Andrea’s love of Bakelite (both from its industrial heritage and popular use for designer jewellery in the 1920s by likes of Coco Chanel). The Corian gives a modern alternative to the Bakelite, and emulates its lustre and feel. Blackened oak gives the pieces softness and adds an organic element.
Brass - both solid and liquid - adds the contrast to the two darker materials.
Each piece is crafted in our Dulwich London studio and is signed and numbered, guaranteeing its provenance. These timeless and elegant conversation pieces will feel at home in both modern and classical settings.