When jeweller Annoushka Ducas asked creative polymath Nathalie
Hambro to exhibit in her Chelsea shop, the result was never going
to be a run-of-the-mill collaboration.
Rather than asking Nathalie simply to show her work at the
Annoushka shop in Cadogan Gardens, Ducas suggested that Hambro
remodel the entire store and retail space - jewellery cases and
And so Nathalie Hambro, whose career of many colours includes
being an artist, fashion designer with designs in the permanent
collection at the V&A in London and the museum at FIT in NYC,
author of five cook books, art consultant for Phillips auction
house, opens her show 'Tools' on 4th June.
"The tools that Nathalie uses are also very similar to the tools
used at the jewellers bench," remarks Annoushka. "They evoke this
wonderful feeling of craft, that is so often lacking in our modern
world, and which I try to celebrate through my own work."
For regular visitors to the shop - expect a totally new
industrial look, heavy on steel - a favourite material of Hambro's
- with site specific works and sculptures.
'Tools' will surely be both an exciting clashing of personal
styles alongside a broader meeting of minds.
'Tools' by Nathalie Hambro at Annoushka from 4th June 2013
41 Cadogan Gardens, London SW3 2TB
Annoushka and Nathalie Hambro offered all Vanity Fair
A-List members the chance to win one of four pairs of tickets to a
private afternoon tea with Annoushka Ducas and Nathalie Hambro on
Wednesday 5th June with talks about the exhibition and jewellery
collections. And a goodie bag for each person. Don't miss out on
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