When Georgia Spray launched her expertly curated digital gallery, Partnership Editions, she quickly took the art world by storm, providing would-be collectors with a place to find covetable contemporary works by some of today’s most exciting young artists, including Gucci-approved illustrator Fee Greening and London-based creative Venetia Berry. Now the platform is making its first foray into the world of interiors, having just launched a range of exclusive artist-designed pieces in their ‘The Home As Art’ collection.
With the homewares market continuing to grow apace, including a range of recent collaborations that are breathing new life into the interiors sphere, it made sense for Georgia Spray to harness the talent of her roster of artists and give them the opportunity to bring their distinctive style to new mediums. “Everything has a story to tell and can be a work of art,” she says. She has called on 12 of the artists to put their stamp on everything from ceramics and candlesticks to table linen, wall hangings and cushions, with the debut collection featuring works by Alessandra Chambers, Adriana Jaros, Cecilia Reeve, Frances Costelloe, Isabelle Hayman, Joseph Dupré, Julianna Byrne, Kanica, Laxmi Hussain, Petra Börner, Venetia Berry and Zahra Holm.
Standout designs include Berry’s scalloped ice cream bowls, which feature her signature whimsical pastel designs, sought-after muralist Julianna Byrne’s hand-painted wall hangings, embellished with birds, stars and flowers, Londoner Laxmi Hussain’s sensuous curved blue lamps and Swedish-born Petra Börner’s colour-saturated chandeliers and candelabras, made from glazed stoneware. Launched in collectible limited runs, pieces will be available throughout the year in a series of ‘Home Drops’.
“Many of our artists are also makers of beautiful pieces for the home, so this was a very natural development which has also allowed artists to push the boundaries of their practice and experiment with new materials and methods,” says Spray. “Just like the Bauhaus movement or Bloomsbury Group, we’re celebrating the idea that art defies medium and can blur the boundary between form and function.”
As well as tapping into their own artists, Partnership Editions has committed to launching an ‘Open Call’ from early November, which will invite artists working across a variety of different mediums – from glassware and textiles to furniture – to submit their work in a bid to join the platform’s ever-growing family of artists.
To celebrate the launch of the new collection, Partnership Editions will be hosting a pop-up store at 194 Ebury Street in Chelsea from 25 November to 19 December.