As we celebrate Fabric’s anniversary, we catch up with some movers and shakers in the Capital’s world of design, also marking their 21st.
For 21 years, Moooi has inspired and seduced the world with sparkling and innovative designs. The venture is led by Marcel Wanders and Robin Bevers and is named after the Dutch word for beautiful – the third ‘o’ representing extra value in terms of beauty and uniqueness. With a strong focus on lighting, alongside cutting-edge furniture design, Moooi’s Fitzrovia store is the place to pick up a homeware piece less ordinary. Dutch designer Bertjan Pot’s Heracleum III Linear lighting fixture (main image), inspired by the flowering plant of the same name, is a dazzling new addition to Moooi’s design-led offering.
Established in 2001 with the aim to create some of the world’s most exceptional homes (no mean feat), Finchatton are top of their game when it comes to luxury property design and development. Twenty Grosvenor Square, located in the heart of Mayfair, is the first standalone private residence with Four Seasons, while The Whiteley in Bayswater will see a complete reimagining of this historic west London address. Set within a retained and restored Grade II listed façade, the development will comprise 139 residential apartments and townhouses alongside a hotel, restaurants and a spa, 20 new stores, a cinema and a gym. The ultimate in modern luxury living.
Creative duo Pam West and Matt Edmonds met as furniture design students before setting up their London studio in 2001. That year, they launched their first collection at the Milan Furniture Fair, and have since designed products and furniture pieces for the likes of
HAY, Established & Sons, and Heal’s. The pair also design for residential and commercial properties, with bespoke pieces made for unique interior spaces. Frank’s broad approach to design allows them to work across various fields: there’s no restrictive ethos here, rather a cohesive way of thinking, taking inspiration from heavy industry and infrastructure, and the spaces between places and things.
Piercy & Company
Founded by architect Stuart Piercy in 2001, this buzzy London practice today comprises a team of 70 architects, designers and researchers, all with a shared passion for materials, form, technology and craft. Inspired by over a century of abstraction in contemporary art and sculpture, Stuart and his team pride themselves in experimenting with both form and materials in order to challenge the traditional notion of context and harmony. In collaborating with specialist craftspeople, and partnering with ambitious clients, Piercy & Company can boast a diverse portfolio of award-winning projects, which have led to lasting working relationships in the commercial, residential and cultural sectors.
Hélène Marie Design
Paris-born Hélène Marie Dabrowski started her eponymous interior design practice 21 years ago. Having worked as associate director at another design studio, she decided to take the plunge and go solo. She specialises in elegant, luxurious spaces infused with texture and personality – and a refreshing joie de vivre. Recent projects include a family home in Belsize Park, a Bayswater pied-a-terre, and a Chelsea townhouse. Hélène’s passion for colour sets her apart from many high-end interior designers who insist on shades of beige. Rather, cheery colour pops are met with eye-catching patterns, while artworks, ceramics and antiques are layered to create warm and homely details.