Ten of the UK’s biggest names in the design world – including Kit Kemp, Martin Brudinizki Design Studio, Taylor Howes Designs and David Collins Studio, to name a few – have created one-off Christmas Wreaths to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Place2Be Interior Design Carol Concert. The wreaths will be raffled to raise funds for the children’s mental health charity.
The carol concert, which this year is in partnership with Country & Town House magazine, has raised over £260,000 for the charity. An evening not to be missed, founded by the CEO of Taylor Howes Designs, Karen Howes with her husband Andrew, it is an annual celebration with live music and performances from world-class actors and celebrities.
Taylor Howes Designs, Kit Kemp, David Collins Studio, Martin Brudnizki Studio, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Katharine Pooley, KLC, Helen Amy Murray, LuxDeco and GP&J Baker (who hold a Royal Warrant for supplying fabrics and wallcoverings to the Royal household) have all created Christmas Wreaths which will be raffled via JustGiving.
Drawing inspiration from a myriad of sources from sustainability, to heritage and the work the charity does, the wreaths are a complete mix of design aesthetics. David Collins Studio and KLC Design School, for example, have focused on the important message of the environment and recycling. KLC partnering with professional upclycler, Dominique Malacarne on its wreath and David Collins Studio making it completely of paper coffee cups, a poignant reminder to focus our energies on recycling and re-use.
Kit Kemp has turned to the Firmdale family for their wreath, Bark the Herald Angels Sing, which featuresTimothy Turkey, Mr Fizz and Mr Puff three members of the group’s colourful Patchwork Toy collection. Equally Martin Brudnizki has drawn inspiration from his familial Scandinavian roots, with the studio’s wreath featuring a team of patterned Dala horses – a traditional symbol for Sweden.
Taylor Howes Designs with Aiveen Daly have focused on the nature of the charity and the wreath symbolises, through its angel inspired motif and lyrical nature, the need for protection of the vulnerable at this time of the year and important role Place2Be plays in this. In a similar vein, LuxDeco’s wreath channels the spirit of Tchaikovsky’s quintessentially festive ballet ‘The Nutcracker. The wreath is testament to Place2Be’s belief in the power of play to transform the lives of children and a reminder that, however broken we may feel, we can all be put back together again with the right support … just like the Nutcracker himself.
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