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SEASONS GREETINGS

DUSK hand knotted in wool & silk from the HORIZONS Collection 2018

 

The gallery will be closed from 3pm on Friday 22nd December until 10am 2nd January 2018.

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.

Deirdre, Edison, Nichola, Agnes, Sonia & Zara


Inspired by Nature – Deirdre Dyson collaborates with Echlin

The latest turn-key residence by visionary design and development studio Echlin is Leverton House – located just moments from Kensington Palace and Gardens in Ossington Street, Notting Hill.

Set behind an attractive period façade this state of the art modern home is a nature-inspired sanctuary in the city.

The parkside location together with a light-filled internal courtyard featuring verdant living walls (a USP of all Echlin developments) floods the interior with light and formed the starting point for the interior design.

An integral part of the interior is a large hand knotted wool and silk version of Deirdre’s FALLING LEAVES carpet.

Deirdre has said of the project:

I was approached by [our Chelsea neighbours] Echlin to design a carpet especially for their new project, Leverton House.  Echlin’s concept was to bring the outside in.

The inspiration for this bespoke version of Falling Leaves came from standing under a Winter tree with branches bending downwards, above and around me…Echlin selected the colours to create airy lightness and to work perfectly with their nature-inspired concept.

Echlin has utilised British designed, natural and hand-crafted materials wherever possible in addition to the highest quality bespoke joinery and fittings throughout the property.

Other brands and designers featured include Tom O’Dell of Odells Studios, Hugh Miller Furniture Studio Haran, Johnston’s of Elgin, Bennett Silk and James Hare, Rachel Vosper and True Grace together with Walpole British Luxury members such as Richard Brendon, Ettinger and Nyetimber, and Brands of Tomorrow  The New Craftsmen with artwork by London based Italian artist Gabriele Cappelli.

Leverton House is currently listed for sale with Knight Frank, further details here

 


A ‘Graceful’ Home

In his occasional series on Interior Design, Company Manager Edison creates interiors inspired by Jean-Paul Goude’s images of his muse Grace Jones, who’s documentary film ‘Bloodline and Bami‘ is released this month.

A few weeks ago, at a work meeting, I ended up referring to one of my greatest source of inspiration; the work of Jean-Paul Goude. Through an extensive catalogue of iconic images and film, Goude mixes disciplines as graphic designer, photographer, film director and illustrator, exploring complex themes with passion and high-octane creativity.

I’ve taken inspiration from three of his images, featuring his one-time partner, the unforgettable Ms. Grace Jones and turned these into room inspiration mood boards. Once you’ve found your source, it’s amazing what you can draw from it.

Grace Jones ‘Maternity’

Think postmodernism and sharp contrasts. Like a contemporary version of Mondrian ‘with an edge’, it’s about having fun.

Focusing on the colours used more sparingly in the image, I’ve used the red and pink to dominate as a feature. Don’t be afraid to use bright colours on walls and mix together for added drama. It’s all about creating that wow factor as well as symmetry, balance and a play on angles. Think punchy accent colours, such as yellow and electric blue and don’t be afraid to throw in some pattern too.

CLOCKWISE: Chair Dick Spierenburg, Interior Ghislaine Vinas Interiors, Mora Cushion Nuria, Lorna Cushion Made.com, Shelving unit Ettore Sottsass, Kaleido trays reallywellmade.co.uk

 

Grace Jones ‘Island Life’

Probably the most famous of all images and certainly emphasising the ‘less is more’ motto.

The palette here is dusty and light. Delicate pastels with stronger tones here and there.

Think urban cool with a feminine touch. Chocolate brown statement sofa paired with some dusty pink cocktail chairs perhaps? Or alternatively, stick to rich velvet upholstery. Team with white and gold accents and introduce splashes of turquoise and green through plants and accessories such as green glass vases. “Slave to the Rhythm” and complete the look with our RHYTHMS carpet.

TOP: Pendant Tom Dixon, RHYTHMS carpet, Vintage cocktail chair, Vintage sofa.

 

Grace Jones ‘Night Clubbing’.

The slickest of the three images, it’s so highly charged, you don’t need to add much to your interior to achieve the same effect.

Offering a pared down approach, the emphasis is on sleek, smooth finishes and forms. It’s all about the darker silhouette with a strong edge, like Grace herself.

Palettes of cool grey as the backdrop to heavier, darker pieces. Be bold and mix matt and gloss such as these ageless Tolix chairs that work well when paired with a concrete top dining table. Think cool metal against natural wood elements. Soft, pale fabrics and thicker textured knits against flat surfaces adds contrast, shade and variety.

To warm things up a little, aubergines and plum colours work best; not too overpowering but statement enough. The perfect balance.

Chairs Tolix, Wall Light Conran Shop, Arc Table Foster & Partners.

 

 

 

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ROMANCE ON EXHIBIT IN PARIS

One of Deirdre’s hand knotted carpets, ROMANCE, a graded silk and wool design featuring a larger than life rose, is currently being exhibited at Galerie Sophie Scheidecker, Paris, in the company of artistic heavy weights such as Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Carsten Höller, Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol.

Deirdre Dyson Exclusive Carpets and Rugs ROMANCE

The show entitled BEYOND NATURE is curated by Susanne van Hagen and Sophie Agon who have selected a diverse range of artists inspired by nature in its myriad forms and explores the various ways they interpret nature in their work.

Agnes was there to represent Deirdre at the opening event and took these photographs which display the sheer scope of the of the art across a wide range of disciplines, carefully curated to stunning effect.

This wonderfully eclectic show continues until 25th November and also includes works by Bianca Argimon, Alicja Kwade, Richard Lalanne, Robert Longo, Tony Matelli, Tony Matelli, Patricia Piccinini, Caio Reisewitz, Gerhard Richter, Ruff, Bosco Sodi, Thomas Struth, Yves Tanguy, Janaina Tschäpe, Amelie von Wulffen and Janek Zamoyski.

Click here to view the exhibition brochure.

 

 

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HELLA JONGERIUS AT THE DESIGN MUSEUM

Our Designer, Nichola, recently visited the Hella Jongerius ‘Breathing Colour’ exhibition at the Design Museum

 

The installation-based exhibition took a deeper look at the way colour behaves in different lights, environments and on various shapes, illustrating the value of instability in colour and the freedom that gives.

Jongerius defiance of the uniformity in industrially produced colour is fascinating, especially for Nichola who works with colour every day.

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#LDF17 at the V&A

Nichola and Anthony visited this year’s London Design Festival installations at the V&A.

As usual during the festival the installations, amazing structures in their own right, lead you through the museum and responded to their immediate environment, encouraging the viewer to look at their surroundings differently.

‘Reflection Room’ by Flynn Talbot

‘Transmission’ by Ross Lovegrove

‘While We Wait’ by Elias and Yousef Anastas

 

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AGNES REVIEWS SEPTEMBER’S MAISON & OBJET 2017

We are regular exhibitors at January’s Maison & Objet and our Parisian Sales & Marketing Representative Agnes was on hand to visit the September show and select her favourite products and trends.

Agnes was particularly taken with the Comfort Zone in Hall 7 an area dedicated to promoting ‘physical calm and peace of mind’ in the home environment.

The pink and pastel trend shows no sign of abating, toned down pastels and pale pink hues were a prominent feature across a wide product range.

One of Agnes favourite brands and long-time M&O exhibitor is Objet de Curiosité, a French brand from Lyon whose eclectic exhibits provide a quirky and humorous stand.

A stand out brand for Agnes was HEY-SIGN which presented innovative, design-oriented products customised in high quality wool felt in bright, enlivening colours.

Agnes final pick matériO was created in 2000 by a young French team who track cutting edge materials and emerging material innovation from all over the world.

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BULRUSHES WINS IDAA AWARD

We were thrilled that Deirdre’s design BULRUSHES won the Flooring – Carpet & Rugs Award at this year’s Design et Al International Design & Architecture Awards which took place at the Dorchester Hotel on Friday.

Company Manager Edison and Designer Nichola collected the award on Deirdre’s behalf
The winning design BULRUSHES

We were also delighted that our Chelsea Design Quarter partner, Tom Faulker, won the Table award.

CDQ member Tom Faulkner collecting his award for the AVA Table

The complete list of winners here

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@DeirdreDysonLLP LDF ‘WINDSWEPT’ COMPETITION exclusive to Instagram

For this year’s London Design Festival, the Chelsea Design Quarter Design District has selected the theme ELEMENTS from which Deirdre has chosen WIND as the inspiration for a bespoke runner to be displayed during the event (16th – 24th) and until the end of September.

Architect of our 554 Kings Road gallery, Timothy Hatton, has loaned some of the wonderful 3D printed leaves produced for his Human Nature installation at Aqua Shard last December which will be displayed with the WINDSWEPT runner and has kindly donated a display box of five 3D-printed leaves for us to give away to one lucky winner.

To enter the competition simply follow us on Instagram @DeirdreDysonLLP, upload a picture that encompasses WINDSWEPT, tag us in the image and use #WINDSWEPT and #LDF17.  The competition will run during the festival period and we’ll post the winning image across social media.

These 3D leaves were sold to raise funds for Sir David Attenborough’s Fauna & Flora International charity and can still be purchased here to support this worthwhile cause.

Full competition terms and conditions here.

 

 

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