Thursday, 28 February 2013
David Mabb’s work uses appropriated images, fabric, wallpaper, photographs or paintings as his starting point. Fabrics have been used for their cultural and political signification. He uses commercially reproduced copies of William Morris original textiles and wallpaper and over paints sections of them, selecting and (re)presenting them like flowers laid out on a collector’s/botanist’s specimen tray. These works allude to both the utopian projects of Modernism and William Morris’ Arts and Crafts movement. Mabb’s video work, such as ‘A Closer look at the life and work of William Morris’ parodies the documentary, in particular, the use of the rostrum camera image of the ‘artwork’ and the close-up.
Found online : http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/06/the-beauty-of-london-in-design/
Sunday, 24 February 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Marwood studio is currently 'on location'. It works well. It means more space, thoughts, fresh air and somehow more hours in the day. This creates the perfect time for researching and reviving - getting ready for the next season.
Reading an old copy of Gentlewoman meant coming across Asif Khan's name again today. It was an interesting interview with his fellow architect/collaborator, Pernilla Ohrstedt. Working on a freelance design job a couple of years ago meant we worked in the same studio as Asif. His screensaver image was intriguing at the time and much more interesting than the job in hand. It turns out it was this image...
Harvest by Asif Khan
His work seemed busy, exciting and as already mentioned... intriguing. We love collaborating at Marwood... Pernilla said it well when she said that she prefers sharing ideas, creating something with someone else. Projects we have created with others (Russell Weekes, Sam Kerr, E-i-B, Other Shop... and others to come in 2013) have always held more heart in a way.
So, just out of appreciation.. here are some beautiful images of the latest collaboration that Asif Khan has worked on with Swarovski. Link here for more - a lot more. Enjoy. Be inspired. We were.
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Last night we took part in a press evening at famed architect Zaha Hadid's studio in Clerkenwell. We took some photos of the space to share with you as it was a perfect setting to show off the latest wears by TOUBA's Showroom Next Door designers. Marwood is now showing our collections with them as well. It was a great evening to be a part of.
A peak through the ground floor window to the basement where
the Marwood colours came to life in the monochrome space.
This space will be open to the public in a few
months and we recommend going to check it out.
Monday, 11 February 2013
Last week we got back from Copenhagen where we took part in a new installation called the 'Crystal Hall' based in the CIFF fashion fair. It was curated by a Paris based team along with the CIFF organisers... thanks to them all. They created a space that we were very proud to be a part of.
Marwood plinth - showing a glimpse of our range.
The pop-up STORM boutique in the background.
Fancy fish and chips.
Cocktails by night...
Furniture by day...
We are definite fans of Copenhagen.
Looking forward to our next visit...
Saturday, 9 February 2013
Tuesday, 5 February 2013
It was very nice to open the Mr Porter newsletter today and see that Elijah Wood has become their latest actor to take the leading part in a Mr Porter short film. We were even more interested by the Marwood tie that he adorned throughout. The SS13 Marwood 'charcoal ink' coloured 'Wave' design that was created from the collaboration with artist Toni Davey.
Buy the Marwood tie here: http://www.mrporter.com/product/338890
See the short film here. We like it. http://www.mrporter.com/intl/journal.mrpfeature=journal_issue100feature1&pageField=Page%201
Marwood image of the Wave tie design in 'charcoal ink'