“I am obsessed with furniture and space, and feel that managing your home should be an act of creating a work of art,” Claire Luxtonmultimedia artist responsible for the new, eponymous Claire Luxton Suite at InterContinental London Park Lane. That is hotelLuxton’s London Suite that Luxton has transformed into an urban oasis, filling rooms with double-tall sculptures, tropical floral displays, and mood-changing lights, scents and sounds . Luxton is one of a new generation of advertising disrupting the way we deliver art and design into our home, turning the traditional accumulation of home decor pieces into something new and exciting.
For Luxton, home decor is more than “art on the wall or picking up a few cushions”. She believes in a more holistic approach to decorating, “from sight to sound, texture to fragrance” of surroundings. For the Claire Luxton Suite, she created a full fragrance profile and a variety of sounds to allow guests to fully immerse themselves in the experience of being in the space, the design scheme was inspired from Luxton’s long journeys. Luxton’s design concept is about “creating a space that elevates every day of your life”, a principle she believes should be applied liberally to the home. “It’s about lifting you out of everyday life. If you can do that, your house is definitely considered a work of art,” she said.
Investing in your home as a work of art is a wise move. Bringing in kitchen cabinets, worktops, floors and even appliances with leading design can increase the value of a home, but nothing will be more unique and distinctive than original or used features. restored in an older estate. Owen Pacey, founder of the fireplace restoration company, Renaissance London, recently completed fireplace installation in a London townhouse which is devoid of all the original Georgian architectural details, returning it to its former glory with a color change and contemporary style. Pacey’s knowledge of fireplace profiles and styles is extensive, so he’s able to source the right silhouette for the property’s period and architectural style, while adding color in different ways. unexpected way.
According to Pacey, the trend in the fireplace market among renovators is towards color. “Bolection fireplaces with green or even purple veins are increasingly popular,” he says. “They are truly works of art in themselves and can lift an entire room.” The move towards colorful fireplaces implies an increase in popularity of bolection fireplaces in general, and for Pacey, “this is because they span all ages and come in a variety of colors. You can choose from a wide variety of marbles and stones, and their structural simplicity suits a wide variety of settings. “
While design purists may be bound to more traditional ways of managing a home as a work of art, there are a number of designers out there looking to rethink entirely about how we interact with the items we bring into the house. Julia Bancilhon, founder of wallpaper studio Made of MatterAugmented reality wallpapers collection launched at Furniture exhibition, the design fair took place earlier this month in Milan. The wallpapers are printed on 147gsm paper and are provided with a QR code to initiate the animation of the wallpaper when viewed through digital devices. The collection was created with Detroit-based experimental designer and animator, Michael Cullen.
“The pandemic has forced us to look at our surroundings from a new angle and provide new stories and purposes to the objects, rooms and places in our daily lives,” Bancilhon said. “With this collection of wallpapers and artwork, I wanted to try to understand how augmented reality could be involved in changing the story in the domestic landscape,” she said. Evoking Luxton’s efforts to take people out of everyday life by design, Bancilhon aims to “bring life to what is usually fixed, to pull us away from boring reality and normally”.
Of course, approaching design and art in the home from an aesthetic perspective is important, and the way each room looks and feels directly affects how you live within its walls. However, provenance and process are huge draws for buyers of collectible artwork and design. The way something is made can add to its personal value to the owner, and a connection can be formed between the viewer and the artist himself when one understands the artistic process. techniques or risks that must be taken to achieve a certain end.
Think Warhol’s Shot Sage Blue Marilynsold last month for $195 million at Christie’s, the most expensive work of art of the 20th century ever sold at auction. Warhol’s notoriously difficult and time-consuming silkscreen printing technique was certainly a factor in its monstrous sales price, which had already risen to $10 million in the auction room. Joanna Flaum, head of post-war and contemporary art at Christie’s, told LA Times“[these works] has an extraordinary quality when you stand in front of them, but he took too long [to execute], frankly, as someone whose studio is called Factory – and he never went back to that technique. So these Marilyns are unbelievable examples [of silk-screening] and very rare. “Interesting in a creative approach, be it a painting or a handmade object, can be a particularly liberating way to approach the way we bring design or art into our homes.
Orlando Broom is a contemporary artist whose processes also mean a lot to the sale of her work. Her buyers care deeply about how she works with resin, which spreads to create organic shapes with vibrant colors, paying attention to the crafting as they do to the product. final. In his technique, Broom was inspired by action paintings, or gesture abstractions, by abstract expressionists including Jackson Pollock and Arshile Gorky. The specific process involved in creating these paintings was instrumental in their creation.
Decorating in these ways, from the overall enhancement of Luxton’s daily life to the principles of the process and the story behind the artwork in your home, can open up new avenues to try. experience at home. Choosing designs or artwork in a style you know you love is always a pleasure, but pairing fragrances for an immersive experience or discovering more about how a local artist works will give new meaning to the home when you curate it as a work of art in itself.