Straw marquetry is just one of the sumptuous finishes available from the new spring home accessories range of Simon Orrell Atelier. This elegant lampbase for S/S 2015 offers a contemporary spin on traditional straw work techniques. This British-made, straw marquetry lampbase is just one of many exciting designs for the home, available from the inaugural spring/ summer collection of Simon Orrell Atelier.
Straw work was used for boxes and small items of furniture in 18th century England and France. The sunburst pattern was a popular motif of the Art Deco period and here on this modern lampbase has been given a fresh, contemporary spin. Split and pressed strips of straw are dyed and painstakingly applied to the surface of each object to create beautiful patterns.
Price: £1,440 inc VAT
Material: straw marquetry
Size: 30.5cm h x 20cm w x 10cm d
Simon Orrell Designs is a long-established furniture designer creating custom-made pieces for interior designers and private clients since 2001. Inspired by the luxurious finishes of the Art Deco age, Simon has created a niche in the interiors world, making him the go-to artisanal workshop for distinctive pieces. Not only has Simon Orrell Designs successfully recreated the glamour of this period, the studio has been able to give each and every design a fresh, contemporary spin.
Fifteen years on, Simon Orrell Designs is proud to be launching Simon Orrell Atelier, a retail division of the workshop featuring a collection of pieces that uses the same sumptuous finishes as the custom-made furniture but without the lead times. Shagreen and bone, paua and penshell, oyster and cracked eggshell, mother of pearl, parchment or hammer shell – each distinctive surface transforms everyday pieces such as a tray or a tissue box into exceptional objects for the home.
Simon Orrell Atelier has put together two 30-page catalogues with full-colour images illustrating the variety of finishes and sizes. There is a Homes & Accessories brochure, presenting a selection of jewellery cases, watch and cufflink boxes, lamp bases, trays and tissue boxes, waste paper baskets, photo and mirror frames as well as an inspiring brochure with a diffusion range of furniture.Designer: Simon Orrell Designs