Inside Sketch’s ‘Crafted Wonder’ Installation at the London Design Festival
Sketch, the London dining and art destination founded by Mourad Mazouz, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. Over the two decades, its spaces have been designed and redesigned by such luminaries as Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance, Yinka Shonibare, and Interior Design Hall of Famer India Mahdavi. Sketch also participates in the annual London Design Festival, creating temporary immersive installations. This year’s iteration, titled “Crafted Wonder,” transformed three rooms into boundary-pushing, international examples of the handmade. It began at the entry, where French rug maker La Manufacture Cogolin covered the floor and arches with a golden pattern derived from 1930’s gouache drawings by the late fashion illustrator Christian Bérard. The mode shifted to this century in the bar: Multidisciplinary British artist Julian Carter forged what he calls a “three-dimensional line drawing” from steel rods. Finally, in the lounge, Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit presented a special gold version of its Herbarium chandelier by Mária Čulenová Hostinova to complement the lush botanical setting.
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