With the mercury rising and the arrival of the first rays of sunshine, the temptation to bring new elements into our interior design is always greater. And in this season, the objects which are catching our eye draw their origins from the past. The very distant past. Vases, furniture, sculptures: pieces inspired by antiquity make us quite misty-eyed. We want the feel of stone, graphic motifs in a mosaic style or borrowed from the majestic columns of Roman remains that we do not hesitate to hijack as Edwina de Charrette does. In this quest for quality and purity, materials have a lot to tell us. Marble in particular, whose veins are exploited beautifully, from a table to a bathroom, for a soothing thermal spa style. But there is also the granite and terrazzo which had already conquered ancient Rome before it started to seduce our interiors. Not to mention the ceramic work that graces the top of the post and our shelves. The English artist Luke Edward Hall has made a speciality of applying his distinctive touch to these. It’s a style with assumed references, that reminds us of the ancient myths that it colourfully reinterprets, and that the whole world is falling for. There’s something very good about being inspired by history.
Photography: Constance Gennari & Eve Campestrini – Text: Caroline Balvay – Translation: TextMaster @thesocialitefamily
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