The Art of Display
Sometimes the power of beautiful display can be overlooked or underestimated; the way in which objects, art and furniture are displayed can completely change a room. The above project by RA Projects was designed to look “like a sculpture in a gallery” , the blue steel stairs and bookcase inserted in the middle certainly create a statement and a beautiful backdrop to begin the art of display.
Furniture brand Hay are masters of stylistic composition and this collaboration with Cos is no different. Proof that display does not have to be monotonous; Hay created Wooden Wonderland Blocks which were used to drape the new childrenswear collection by Cos. When I admire beautiful display, whether in retail, restaurants, or bars, I appreciate that this was not an afterthought. For retail, display is arguably the most important part of interior design – good display should make the object more desirable and allow the product to be exhibited in its very best light. The below interior belongs to Southerden Patissiere in Bermondsey Street (Yes I do try to feature places you can actually visit!) . This is a great example of how display can emphasise the importance of an object.
By creating a small display case, allowing just one item from the bakery to be on show, that item is then perceived as being more exclusive and therefore lustworthy! This is an important lesson for those out there that have difficulty with being brutal with their home displays. If you have a love for beautiful objects you may well find yourself having quite a collection… And although this is a wonderful thing, it may also be a hindrance when it comes to having a styled home. I would recommend rotation. Just as you don’t feel a need to wear all your favourite jewellery all at once, use this same ethos at home, choose items that complement each other and banish the remainder to the loft for a season! Below are some contemporary pieces of furniture to help you on your way, and some unique inspiration for your walls…