Marc du Plantier

He was a philosopher, mathematician, interior designer, furniture designer, entertainer, world traveller, painter…and the list goes on. A man wise beyond his years (b. 1901) who created designs that exceeded the trends and styles of his day. His use of materials and visionary eye for design allowed him to create cherished interior designs that are yet to be rivalled. Sotheby’s is currently offering a glimpse into a private collection of many of his best furniture pieces. We feel inspired…

A Plantier Interior A Plantier Interior
Candelabras, 1961 Candelabras, 1961
Iron Chair Detail Iron Chair Detail
Lamp, 1955 Lamp, 1955
Table, 1936 Table, 1936
Bronze Console Table with White Marble Top Bronze Console Table with White Marble Top
'Egyptian' Metal Double Bed with Silk Upholstered Headboard, 1939 'Egyptian' Metal Double Bed with Silk Upholstered Headboard, 1939
Cabinet Cabinet
Consule Table Detail Consule Table Detail
Shelves Shelves
Iron Chairs Iron Chairs
Iron Floor Lamp with Crystals Iron Floor Lamp with Crystals
Iron Floor Lamp with Malachite and Rose Quartz, 1950 Iron Floor Lamp with Malachite and Rose Quartz, 1950
Lamps Lamps
Tapestry based on his Drawings Tapestry based on his Drawings
Wrought Iron and Travertine Pedestals, 1930s Wrought Iron and Travertine Pedestals, 1930s
One of Plantier's first commissions 'in exile', Madrid, 1940 One of Plantier's first commissions 'in exile', Madrid, 1940

Bailey’s Got Soul

We fell even deeper in love with Burberry Prorsum’s “Bloomsbury Girls” Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at a Sotheby’s private exhibition recently, where Christopher Bailey’s dreamy creations were shown among Brian Ferry’s personal collection of Bloomsbury art. The hand-painted brushstroke shapes and patterns on the bags, shoes and ethereal dresses were all inspired by Charleston, the country home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, where they painted enchanting murals and shapes across the walls, mantles, doors and their canvases. Bailey’s vision for this collection was to be “Soulful” – by far this is one of the most moving fashion collections we’ve seen lately…already set a date to visit Charleston and the Burberry store. Feeling truly inspired!

 

The studio in Charleston The studio in Charleston
Burberry Prorsum’s “Bloomsbury Girls” Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Sotheby's Burberry Prorsum’s “Bloomsbury Girls” Autumn/Winter 2014 collection at Sotheby's
Summer Camp by Vanessa Bell Summer Camp by Vanessa Bell
Still Life with Irises in a Jar by Duncan Grant Still Life with Irises in a Jar by Duncan Grant
Burberry Prorsum Bag Burberry Prorsum Bag
Embroidered Firescreen by Duncan Grant Embroidered Firescreen by Duncan Grant
Burberry Prorsum Bag Burberry Prorsum Bag
The studio at Charleston The studio at Charleston
Burberry Prorsum Burberry Prorsum
Burberry Prorsum Coat Burberry Prorsum Coat
The Library at Charleston The Library at Charleston
Burberry and Vanessa Bell Burberry and Vanessa Bell
Flowers Before a Decorative Panel by Vanessa Bell Flowers Before a Decorative Panel by Vanessa Bell
Burberry Prorsum Burberry Prorsum
Burberry and Duncan Grant Burberry and Duncan Grant
Burberry Prorsum Shoes Burberry Prorsum Shoes
Wallpaper Design by Duncan Grant Wallpaper Design by Duncan Grant
Mantle at Charleston Mantle at Charleston
Burberry Prorsum Burberry Prorsum
Detail from a Burberry Prorsum Scarf Detail from a Burberry Prorsum Scarf
Door at Charleston by Duncan Grant Door at Charleston by Duncan Grant
Bedroom at Charleston Bedroom at Charleston
Study at Charleston Study at Charleston
Bed Detail at Charleston Bed Detail at Charleston