A contemporary collection inspired by minimal living with the ability to adapt to any space. There is so much more to these mirrors than meet the eye, At first you see a Prism, a Cube and a Cylinder but with three points to hang them from their look is transformed. GEO Collection is totally unique in it’s ability to adapt to any space or to simply change with us. Inspired by geometry and illusion the mirrors appear to project out of the wall working well individually as a collection or as a pattern of several mirrors.The contemporary collection is available in a shimmering metallic palette, their warm eye catching hues will add a little finesse to any wall they adorn.
Interior Project to design a walk through and usable space with Manorfiled Primary School in Poplar East London.
Clients: Bow Arts, Manorfield Primary School
LAYER is inspired by Brutalist Architecture with a modern edge, pops of colour and endless variety.
Display choices are limitless with the LAYER Collection, a unique product where you can input your own creativity and transform the feel and look of the mirrors completely. The lightness of the mirror and the hanging points allow these mirrors to be displayed in many directions while overlapping each other to hide, reveal and create unique patterns. The architectural shapes are highlighted by subtle etched lines which change direction depending from which point they are hung. This collection is available in three colour ranges Metallics, Teal or Amber.
Commission to create sculptural ceiling installation to disguise ceiling and absorb sound.
Clients: Bow Arts & Southwold Primary School
Willow is a collection of multi functional objet d'art inspired by Ernö Goldfingers modernist home in Hampstead Heath 2 Willow Road. The objects pay homage to the renowned architects ethos, his Modernist and Brutalist architecture and his private art and object collections in the house. This project was born out of a design residency with The National Trust and Bow Arts from February to October 2015.
Desk Tidy ' Ernȍ'
Sand Cast Bronze.
The tessellating desk tidy on first glance appears to be a modernist looking sculpture, the symbols of a circle within a square appears throughout the artwork in the house. However as soon as you start interacting with the pieces its function becomes evident with each configuration.
Jewellery Box 'Ursula'
Hand pierced Copper, Turned Oak .
The jewellery box when closed creates intrigue to its function and contents. The cut in the side and the hole in the copper allows you to instinctively want to interact with it and understand its function. When the lid is removed it can be held upright by the cut in the side of the bowl to create a perfectly angled mirror. Oak is used throughout the house, and though I would have liked to use brass as the mirror, copper felt more natural as traditionally this is the original material used for mirrors.
Candle Holder 'Balfron'
Sand Cast Iron, Concrete based jesmonite.
These stack-able candle holders are like mini brutalist water towers. The modernist symbols of circles and crosses are also influenced by the artwork and found objects within the house. The iron and concrete parts can be used either way up, stacked on top of each other or separately to hold three different sizes of candle.
17 Patterns and Haidée Drew present a unique collaboration to the mark the centenary of the original WW1 Dazzle Camouflage. The partnership delivers a highly original geometric wall mirror elevated by its unique concertina design and architectural facades.
Paying homage to the optical art form first introduced as naval camouflage during World War 1, it was 17 Patterns 'Dazzle' wallpaper collection that first inspired the collaborators to embark on an exploration of guise and illusion, developing a companion mirror that extends the alluring symmetry of its wallpaper counterpart.
Creatively disruptive, blurring the lines between art and practical decorative design, 17 Patterns & Haidée Drew’s ‘Dazzle Mirror’ is a highly polished piece of engineering. Hand-made in the UK using mirror-finish solid brass and steel, this triptych mirror displays both Haidée Drew's unique talent for creating sculptural objects with function and 17 Patterns’ trademark innovative approach to developing and producing bolder, more intelligent compositions.
Haidée - “I had always wanted to explore the idea of creating a product that could integrate into a wallpaper design, I was instantly drawn to 17 Patterns Dazzle Wallpaper, its geometric design really lends itself to this concept.”
Precision folding gives each geometric mirror a concertina effect, delivering a distinctive next-generation aesthetic. With its delicate metalwork structure, echoes of precious gems and sculptural asymmetry, this stunning tessellated centrepiece makes a futuristic statement.
Thoughtfully crafted to be equally at home on any background, this talking-point design reflects how generations of architects, fashion designers, and graphic artists are still inspired by the pioneering, visually disruptive wartime Dazzle designs, introduced by the renowned British maritime artist, Norman Wilkinson a century ago.
Box Factories pay homage to the historical warehouses and wharfs of Hackney Wick on the edge of the Olympic Park. It is a snapshot of a creative community originally shown at Hackney Wicked Art Festival at Vittoria Wharf Studios in 2012.
Each building has a unique history, from war tales of boxing gas masks to the labyrinths of artist studios that are there today. The boxes are a combination of CNC cutting and hand making and finishing .
The boxes have since been featured in Elle Decoration and Homes & Gardens. (Birch Ply & Acrylic)
Five Elms Gallery Commission, for a changeable showcase space to be curated by the students.
Clients: Bow Arts & Five Elms School Art Ambassadors
Location: Dagenham, East London
Elegant and versatile, Tapa tableware allows food to be shared and enjoyed from every angle. The tessellating forms stack together to make even the most adventurous dining effortless. At every stage of the design process, attention to detail has resulted in a sculptural balance of curves and linear forms, resulting in a range that respond to each other individually and as a collection in any number of multiples.
HEX Mirror inspired by illusion and geometric forms. Made from glass mirror the functional artwork has a combination of bevels and facets to add to the visual illusion of a cuboid, drawing your eye to this eye catching centre piece.
Digital Soane, was a competition organised in collaboration with the Royal College of Art Sir John Soane's Museum with the support of the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. In March 2014, the bust of Sir John Soane, which sits centre stage in the Museum’s Dome Area, was 3D scanned and digitally shattered. The fragmented pieces were then used as the starting point for a new object created by RCA Jewellery & Metal graduates.
Haidée's winning ‘Collar’ Vase dramatically contrasts between the flowing organic replica of the fragment, and the angular facades that attribute its function. The piece has retained the feeling of a fragment or a slice of the bust; this with the combination of the naturalistic white marble material will give the impression that you actually have a piece of Sir John Soane’s bust on your mantelpiece. The vase has been designed to hold one large flower or a small flower arrangement, The lean of the vase assists in the arrangement. Haidée has developed two more vases for Sir John Soane's Museum. They are aptly names 'Brow' Vase and 'Drape' Vase and were developed from selected fragments and cast in Marble and granite jesmonite.
ARA wall mirrors come in seven collectable styles. The mirrors are full of nostalgic vintage influences, with a sleek contemporary finish they become timeless and suitable for any interior. The mirrors are designed to be hung on a wall by their brass chain but can easily be removed to be hand held. (Acrylic, MDF & Brass)
Clients: Liberty, Heals, National Portrait Gallery, The Louvre,
HANDLED Chopping Boards inspired by the V&A’s silver galleries, they are a celebration of the craft that precedes them. The sustainably manufactured bamboo allows for the intricacy of the handles whilst still retaining strength. Bamboo is a sustainable alternative to tropical hardwoods; it is equal in its quality and durability as a chopping board. Yet won’t damage your knifes like hardwoods can.
ALLOY hand pierced copper tray and coaster are inspired by traditional silverware, especially the Scottish Quaich a symbolic cup traditionally used for whisky and brandy.
Stockists: The Conran Shop Japan & Paris
Palladian Mirror was commissioned for 'Lives, Loves and Loss' by Traces London at The National Trusts Fenton House in Hampstead Heath. The bespoke mirror has a relief surface and comes in two parts to be display together or apart on a flat wall or on a corner.
The unique exhibition looked into the history of it's former residents. Briefed with creating a mirror for Mrs Gee's dressing room I had the fabric of the location for inspiration and a very carefully researched personality. Mrs Gee was a Quaker on the outside she would like to appear fairly plain, but behind closed doors she secretly loved the finer things, rich luxurious fabrics and clothing it was something she would keep quite hidden. Palladium pays homage to the portico's and columns of 18th Century Architecture and its influences while evoking the feeling of luxury and femininity. Throughout the piece you will see references to some of the main Georgian influences such as Greek and Roman Architecture, crowned by the scalloped shell of Aphrodite.
Commissioned by Traces London and The National Trust.
Lansbury Sculpture was commissioned during Haidée's 2016 design residency at Lansbury Lawrence School in Poplar. The historically significant school was built as a showpiece for the 'Live Architecture' Exhibition which was part of the festival of Britain in 1951. It has since become a listed building and continues to be an incredibly important part of the Lansbury Estate and the local community. The permanent installation was a response to the fabric of the building, the play of light and the need to inspire young minds and promote wellbeing.
Commissioned by Lansbury Lawrence School and Bow Arts.
A heraldic Crest inspired mirror for the gents and an Art Deco inspired mirror