Unfortunately this year we were only able to manage 1 day at Clerkenwell Design Week due to a number of projects being at a rather critical stage. Thankfully, the one day that we choose was sun-drenched which certainly adds to the appeal of wandering between stalls and exhibitions. For one of our current clients we were looking for decorative items which could potentially sit above a fireplace. Obviously items such as mirrors and paintings are always an option but, at Clerkenwell Design Week, we found a very interesting piece by Fay McCaul which is made up of stitched white fibre optics which we sent through to the client in question:
This idea has also been manifested in a sculpture form:
What I really like about this work is its unpredictable nature as well as the clever combination of stitching and fibre optic lights. There is certainly a gap in the market with regard to decorative items (aside from traditionally used ones) that can be placed above fireplaces and items such as Fay's are, as a result, very refreshing.
Credit: Fay McCaul