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'Concrete Paintings' an exhibition of work by Charlie Warde for London Festival of Architecture

Throughout the month of June we are hosting “Concrete Paintings”, a solo presentation of 3D paintings by artist Charlie Warde from his Trellick Tower residency.

Although all of Charlie's paintings look like actual blocks of concrete they are 100% acrylic paint on aluminium: no aggregates, sands or cement were used-hard to believe, but true! Think of it as hyper realism, far beyond the reaches of 2 dimensional photorealism. As such, it crosses the divide between painting and sculpture. 

He makes all of his own paint from scratch, using dry artist pigments and acrylic mediums, and uses them to try and reproduce the exact concrete recipes that Ernö Goldfinger used for Trellick Tower  (which he found by trawling through the RIBA archive). 

The paintings are of specific areas of Trellick Tower's grade 2* listed curtilage (areas surrounding the building but part of the overall scheme) that are damaged. Damage can be a result of bad building practices (badly poured concrete leading to cracks or spalling) or vandalism-graffiti.  All of the areas depicted are to be demolished to make way for more housing. This is controversial and contrary to their grade 2* listed status. Charlie has taken it upon himself to make paintings of these places (and other threatened buildings) to document them as accurately as possible whilst they still exist. 

The exhibition is part of this year's London Festival of Architecture and will include a special evening on 22nd June; a conversation with Stewart Dodd from Satellite Architects about all matters Brutalism.

1-30 June at our showroom: 18 Crawford Street, Marylebone, W1H 1BT.
For details, see our event on the LFA website.

Maison & Objet 2017

We are excited to return to Maison & Object with a collaborative stand with Scottish weavers Begg & Co. with whom we have collaborated on a number of projects throughout 2016 to mark their 150th anniversary. Begg & Co. will be launching their first range of textiles for the home, whilst we will be exhibiting our new Series Four range alongisde other new product from 2016. Come and find us in Hall 4, Stand D84 from January 20 to 24.

Gina Soden Photography Exhibition

9 November—24 December 2016

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Rise Art in partnership with Another Country would like to invite you to an exhibition of magnificent interiors by the photographer Gina Soden.

Gina Soden regularly travels deep into Europe to photograph abandoned buildings. She has become one of our most exquisite observers of decay. Her subjects are derelict asylums, schools, huge castles, hotels, abandoned churches, dusty power stations. She rarely has permission to shoot. So each photograph is also the story of her tenacity in getting in, and getting the picture.

The results

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Soden achieves are striking. She transforms crumbling architecture into painterly photographs which capture the beauty of decay and the slow passage of time. There's a deep sense of nostalgia. These spaces were once grand, or important, or full of people, and now stand for an old Europe.

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Series Four to Launch at designjunction 2016

Our first collection since launching Series Three in 2013, Series Four stems from our study of traditional English kitchen table design and 20C modernism. The strong, architectural form of the new collection combines cleated end tops, Rietveld- inspired leg frames and a stackable stool design, making this collection suitable for both the contemporary home as well as commercial environments.

The range includes a dining table, bench, a stackable low stool, a bar stool (with back option to follow) and a day bed. It will be produced in a range of different sizes in a solid and engineered oak version as well as in lacquered version. To download our furniture catalogue with all the information please click here.

Come and see the collection from 22-25 September at the designjunction

Another Country Series Four Collection

For all Press enquiries please email press@anothercountry.com

Pewter Series for London Craft Week 2016

Another Country Pewter Series by Ian McIntyre

We will celebrate the launch of our new Pewter Series with a pop-up exhibition at our Marylebone showroom during London Craft Week this May.

Working closely with family-run manufacturer Wentworth Pewter and the unique skills of their craftsmen and women, McIntyre sought to incorporate a variety of traditional techniques he had previously learnt within the Wentworth factory after finishing his design education. Pewter is one of the UK’s oldest manufacturing industries in continuous production and it was important to us that we work with a British company who are dedicated to making this much-loved material relevant for today’s consumer market.

"The milk jug and sugar bowl were designed around my understanding of pewter as a material, incorporating some of Wentworth's most refined craft skills including spinning, soldering, raising and brushing," explains Ian Mcintyre, "but also making use of the newer technologies they have at their disposal, such as milling."

Pewter as a material is new for us, Ian understands it's properties and importantly had an existing relationship with the makers at Wentworth which gave us confidence we could produce a refined product. We’re proud of the results and glad to work with a British manufacturer with such a strong heritage.

The shapes of these new pieces are drawn from the clean, elegant forms of the existing Pottery Series family, bringing to light a cohesive collection of tableware that showcases a variety of different skills and high level of British craftsmanship.

For the official launch of the Pewter Series, we will be hosting a pop-up exhibition as part of London Craft Week (3-7 May). The new Pewter Series will be displayed alongside a series of images and samples illustrating the process by which the objects were developed and made.

An in-store talk with special guest speakers Ian McIntyre and Richard Abdey, CEO of Wentworth Pewter, will take place on Thursday 6th May. Ticket information to follow.

The Monocle Christmas Market

11am-5pm, 5-6 December 2015

We'll be popping up at another event this winter, with our second appearance at The Monocle Christmas Market. Bringing gift ideas and new products, there is plenty available for Christmas presents. The market is free and open for all. Visit our stall on Saturday 5 and 6 December at Midori House, 1 Dorset Street, London W1U 4EG.

Presenting the Dorset Series

In honour of our fifth birthday, we commissioned a group of like-minded British and international designers to create a bespoke studio line that celebrates the inspiring history and renowned landscape of Dorset.

Our design heritage is firmly rooted in the county. The inaugural collection, Series One, was developed and produced in Shaftesbury, and most of the furniture continues to be designed and developed in the area. The unspoiled countryside, charming villages and steep, chalky coastline of the region have been a continuous source of inspiration, and the anniversary collection features five limited edition pieces from David Irwin, Catherine Aitken, Studio Dessuant Bone and Note.

Newcastle-based industrial designer David Irwin has taken inspiration for his Portland stone “Purbeck Buoys” from the brightly coloured floats used for the marking of lobster trap locations in the seas surrounding Dorset. His “Hardy” chair was inspired by Dorset-born novelist Thomas Hardy, creating an ode to the beauty of furniture that is handed down across generations. Two chair typologies from the 19th century influenced the design; the low-backed wooden Captain’s armchair and the Smokers bow, often found in smoking rooms, public houses, barber shops and cottages.

Dry stone walls are, along with hedgerows, one of the most commonly used land boundaries in Dorset, helping to create what we now regard as the traditional pattern of fields and lanes so evocative of rural England. Catherine Aitken’s solid oak and brass step stool is inspired by the temporary wooden frames that aid the construction of these walls – as well as the stiles that remain afterwards.

The iconic Durdle Door on the Jurassic Coast was the influence for Studio Dessuant Bone in creating the “Jurassic Light 117”. Portland stone, which carries impressions of fossils, has been used and the cylindrical negative space created by the natural limestone arch have been interpreted in the simple shape that forms the light.

Sea glass typically takes 20 to 30 years - and sometimes as long as 50 years - to acquire its characteristic texture and shape. Note have created a vase inspired by the familiar matt colouring and weathered surfaces of the sea glass that continually washes up on the coast of Dorset.

The five new studio line pieces were on display at the Another Country store in Marylebone for the duration of the London Design Festival 2015, presented alongside commissioned photography of the Dorset countryside by Rich Stapleton, Creative Director of Cereal magazine.

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