THANKS TO OUR WOW! HOUSE PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS The 1st of July marked the end of the WOW!house experience for de Le Cuona. Thanks to all of our generous partners for being a part of the first-ever exhibition to feature rooms created by over twenty of the world’s most prestigious interior designers. Eco Foundry in association with A Greener London: Walls: Bespoke Living Wall Living wall specialists Eco Foundry and A Greener London collaborated to create the breath-taking bespoke Living Wall in the de Le Cuona Living room. Both companies are suppliers of managed vegetation systems & greening solutions including living walls, living roofs, and biophilic planting schemes. This stunning living, breathing, natural feature measured 5m x 2.5m and contained over 350 plants creating the anchor for the design of the restful and restorative de Le Cuona WOW!house room. Eco Foundry and A Greener London living walls are low maintenance, sustainable, water managed vertical gardens that can be installed in interior or exterior spaces. They can be fitted as permanent wall systems, or constructed as a freestanding frame. Either option can be adapted to any size space to create a unique feature in both commercial and residential settings. Every living wall contains integrated irrigation and water management, so it is relatively self-sufficient. With a diverse range of seasonal plants available, living walls improve health and wellbeing in the home and workplace by absorbing toxic chemical elements (Volatile organic compounds and particulate matter) and by re-oxygenating spaces. This helps reduce illness and stress and can increase productivity, concentration, alertness, and motivation. They also have outstanding acoustic and insulation benefits. Eco Foundry and A Greener London offer a UK-wide installation and delivery service. Contact Eco Foundry for internal living walls and A Greener London for external living walls. Thomson-Schultz Walls: Bespoke Fabric Walling in Bulldog Established in 1975, Thomson Schultz is a family-run business with expertise in all soft furnishings from curtains and blinds to sofas, headboards, and beds. This London based company provides a completely bespoke service and has over 40 years of experience within the industry. Working with our Linen fabric, Bulldog, Thomson Schultz created the bespoke fabric walling. Pure & Original Paint Paint: ‘Fresco’ lime paint, Old Linen and Bone Pure & Original Paint uses 100% natural pigments and colouring recipes to create sustainable and vegan friendly paints. Their bespoke service offers clients the ability to create personalised colours in unique high-quality finishes. For the de Le Cuona showhouse, Pure & Original applied their ‘Fresco’ lime paint in Old Linen to the ceilings and Bone on the walls. The beautiful softly textured effect was created by building up layers of their unique lime paint which complimented the natural de Le Cuona fabrics perfectly. Bray Design Upholstery Bespoke Furniture: Three-seater sofa in Cape Frost | Armchair in Cape Frost | Upholstered coffee table in Vintage Canvas | Daybed in Kalahari Rhino Specialists in bespoke upholstery exclusively for interior designers and developments, Bray Design Upholstery’s secret to luxurious furniture is hand-crafting each piece. Located in Berkshire, they are best known for their quality comfort and outstanding service. Using de Le Cuona fabrics, Bray Design Upholstery handmade the furniture for the showhouse. Rick Baker Ltd Furniture: Bespoke Display Shelves and bespoke trays in polished black hardwood Crafting luxury interiors, furniture, and kitchens since 1972, Rick Baker carries out projects across the UK and abroad from listed estates to urban loft apartments, super yachts, and island retreats. Starting with concepts and sketches through to highly skilled manufacturing, this company has a keen eye for hand-crafted luxury spaces. Bernie de Le Cuona commissioned a bespoke display shelf unit and pair of display trays for the de Le Cuona showhouse in beautifully polished black hardwood. The deep coal tone of the wood and pale bone and tusk colours of the natural fabrics created a strong contrast and distinct neutral colour palette. Tillys Interiors Curtain Poles: ‘Modern Artisan’ curtain pole, hand finished antique brass Britain’s leading manufacturer of exclusive made-to-measure drapery hardware and handmade finishes, Tilly Interiors, supplied the hand finished antique brassed curtain pole for the WOW! House exhibition in Chelsea Harbour. Renowned for their unconventional product range, collections are exclusive to interior designers, architects, and fitters. Woodworks by Ted Todd Floors Flooring: Espresso Herringbone’ engineered hardwood herringbone floor, European Oak Ted Todd’s ethos to create great looking floors without compromising on sustainability has been rooted in the business for over 25 years. The company designs, creates and delivers long lasting wood floors to their customers’ style and specification. Woodworks by Ted Todd supplied and installed their beautiful Espresso Herringbone floor in the de Le Cuona room. Top Floor Rugs Flooring: ‘Origins’ area rug in natural bleached and custom dyed 100% Jute Top Floor Rugs has become well-known in the interior design industry for its distinctive textured rug designs in a vast choice of materials, styles, and construction techniques. The luxurious range can be found in presidential suites, luxury residences, and super yachts. The ‘Origins’ area rug in natural 100% Jute was bleached and custom dyed for the WOW!house room to create a unique colour reminiscent of the sun-bleached tundra of the African plains. Porta Romana Lighting: ‘Bronte” wall light, plaster white | ‘Tapering Harral’ floor lamp, bronzed Founded in 1988, Porta Romana excels at transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary through innovative designs and use of materials. Every piece is original, made to order, and made to last at Porta Romana. Designs are created in collaboration with some of the most talented craftspeople across the UK. Their range includes quick ship table lamps, customer sized furniture, and bespoke creations. Abigail Ozora-Simpson Artwork & Objects: Small Zigzag black clay sculpture | Large Zigzag black clay sculpture Sculptor, Abigail Orzora-Simpson, hand coils large ceramic art pieces using coarse black and pink stoneware clay that is fired to a high temperature in her studio in Margate, England. Abigail’s work has gained international recognition in the art and interiors world and has been exhibited in London, New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Two large, statement Zigzag pieces were selected for the WOW!house room. Together they brought a sense of scale and drama, a depth of tone, and an earthy rawness that complemented the other textures in the room. Vessel Gallery Artwork & Objects: ‘Tall Black Collapsed Bowl’ coloured porcelain, Olivia Walker | Slashed Crumpled Form No. 60’ white St. Thomas clay with stoneware glazes, Nicholas Arroyave-Portela Founded in 1999 in Notting Hill, London, The Vessel Gallery is an authority on contemporary glass art, sculpture, and decorative lighting. All pieces are one offs, or limited additions, and are carefully curated to show the best of their kind. Vessel also works with interior designers, consulting on projects to commission truly unique pieces for clients. The artworks by Olivia Walker and Nicholas Arroyave-Portela that were selected by the designers of the de Le Cuona room are both extraordinary examples of the mastery of the ceramic material, form, and finishes. Nic Webb Artwork & Objects: ‘Rift’ sculpture, mistletoe burr and stoneware Nic Webb is an artist and maker focusing on only two materials throughout his work – wood, and clay. Through experimental processes and traditional skills, his work explores the values and narratives in contemporary craft, the beauty of the handmade, and the relationship between the natural materials he uses and the natural world we live in. Using Nic Webb’s Rift sculpture the designers sought to emphasise the importance of bringing elements of the natural world into our living spaces. JGM Gallery Artwork & Objects: Papa Tjukurrpa, Nyumannu Acrylic on linen painting, Doris Bush Nungarrayi JGM is the leading specialist in contemporary and aboriginal Australian art. The company was founded in London in 2017 and has since established a reputation as being the “go to” source for contemporary aboriginal Australian art in the UK. Doris Bush Nungarrayi’s painting on linen was the perfect choice for the de Le Cuona room. It created a sense of quiet strength, and the designers loved the narrative of the work that draws on ancient aboriginal stories of the bush and nature. Richeldis Fine Art Artwork & Objects: Mix Media in canvas painting, Emma Zhang A touring gallery and consultancy, Richeldis Fine Art, represents leading and emerging contemporary artists with an emphasis on minimal abstract art. The designers of the WOW!room were enchanted by the purist approach of Zhang’s work. The simple minimalism explored through technique, composition, and material paired with her signature colour palette of earthy beiges, browns, and soft hues in paint, handmade paper and fabrics were the perfect manifestations of the ethos of the room in art form. M.A.H. Gallery Artwork & Objects: ‘Coral Pot’ Offering a collection of fine art to hire or purchase, the M.A.H Gallery, found in the heart of East London, specialises in vintage curation, bespoke commissions, and prop hire. The designers selected their Coral Pot to add form and texture to the objects in the room. Potterton Books Books: Art and interior design books Potterton Books are international specialist booksellers of new titles and unusual out of print books from around the world. Potterton Books provided a selection of books telling the story of art and interior design including the book by internationally renowned interior designers Gilles & Boissier. Discover our partners’ product information here.