An article in this weekend's FT written by Aimee Farrell on the stores of the future, featuring London's Blue Mountain School.
Blue Mountain School
9 Chance Street
London E2 7JB
from April 3, 2018
I am pleased to be part of Hostem's new archive space, housed within Blue Mountain School at 9 Chance Street, E2 7JB.
"Hostem is an open archive, which houses garments as well as a careful selection of ceramics, objects and artworks. Displayed in a sliding, double-height unit and viewing room, items are kept in permanent rotation and are added to over time, including ceramics by Jennefer Hoffmann Rossi, Matthias Kaiser and Dora Alzamora Good, garments by Anecho, Geoffrey B.Small and Amy Revier, one-off furniture pieces by BDDW and Valentin Loellmann, and woven works by Alexis Gautier.
Blue Mountain School has been conceived of as an interdisciplinary space focused on nurturing engagements and interactions between diverse practices. The building is host to several dedicated spaces: Mãos - a kitchen, table and wine room, Grace’s - a listening room, Blue Projects – an exhibition space and Hostem – an open archive. Various friends and leading practitioners within their field have been core to Blue Mountain School's development and are part of an on-going collaboration, including Nuno Mendes, Lyn Harris, Valentin Loellmann, Tyler Hays, John Morgan studio and 6a architects."
- Blue Mountain School
The SIlent Traveller has designed the kitchen unifroms for Mãos. Considered the heart of Blue Mountain School, Mãos is a kitchen, table, and wine room under the helm of Nuno Mendes. In an intimate setting, guests are invited to dine around a communal table to enjoy a 3-hour menu devised by Nuno and his team.
new work, fleeting snow, more to be announced this month...
NEW WORK FROM THE STUDIO IN PROGRESS
THE SILENT TRAVELLER
ARRIVES, MADE-TO-ORDER FROM THE STUDIO
New garments installed, each one of a kind
Made exclusively for their Old Nichol St space in London
IN/AROUND THE STUDIO
NEW WORK ARRIVES
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INSTALLATION AT 33 NEW ROAD RESIDENCE
A new body of work installed over an evening event at Hostem's The New Road Residence in London. For each piece, I have had yarn spun for me in Japan, then I hand weave, felt, cut and stitch together by hand.
Garments installed at 33 New Road in Whitechapel, London. Please write to view by appointment.
HANDWOVEN, HAND-FELTED STRIPED COCOONING COATS
SPUN FROM SHROPSHIRE WOOL, EACH STRIPE PIECE VARIES, EACH ONE OF A KIND
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE NEWS ON AVAILABLE WORK
T MAGAZINE - THE NEW YORK TIMES
A article written by Hattie Crisell on my work is now available.
Photographs taken on location at The New Road Residence by Ryan Skelton in collaboration with Hostem.
This story was also featured in print in the "Sunday's Styles" section.
PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE V&A MUSEUM
I will be in conversation with Polly Leonard as part of the London Design Festival
Tuesday 20 September 2016, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Building layers with autumn around the corner
I have recently delivered work to Hostem for their beautiful new Spring/Summer space at 28 Old Nichol St., London E2 7HR.
I have sourced unusual fibres to build these garments - beautiful, nearly translucent bamboo, washi paper spun with linen, pine paper, matte silks pressed flat and dry-brush painted... all material spun and dyed for me in Japan.
Every thread I have made comes to my London studio on a cone, where I work with it over two weeks to turn it into cloth, hand wash and dry until the textile becomes set, then playtime for wrapping and draping, cutting, and moulding each textile into a garment. New patterns were developed for these pieces; men's and women's are now installed in store.