Jamie Drake's Masterful Room for Masterpiece London

Jamie Drake's room exemplifies the designer's distinctive design technique. The approach begins with a strong architectural background in this case, modern columns, deep cornices and a metallic-silver sisal grass-cloth cut in alternating squares to create a parquet effect on the walls. Into this environment, Drake orchestrates a harmonious blend of disparate elements: on the grass-cloth, will hang two contemporary photographs: The Lovers and Concerning the Soul, both by David LaChappelle. A very fine pair of Regency marble-topped and ormolu-mounted breakfront mahogany chiffoniers from Kentshire Galleries, a painting of Leda and the Swan and modern sculpture, all from Robilant & Verna, mix with exquisite antique porcelains from Michele Beiny. Custom Drake-designed sofa and chairs, upholstered in Scalamandré's Casse Ottoman, coordinate with a 1950s Italian leather-clad lounge chair designed by Achille Castiglione from Gordon Watson are centered in front of a radical, sculptural cocktail table, from Based Upon. On one side of the room, a contemporary library table, also from Based Upon, is flanked by early 18th century black- lacquered Chinese Export side chairs from Mallett. On the other side, a dining table and chairs offer counterpoint. Hovering above the room is Fragile Future Chandelier, made of real dandelion seeds, LEDs, electronics, phosphorus and bronze, by Lonneke Gordjin and Ralph Nauta from the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. “The effect of the composition,” says Drake, “is of a lush and lavish open-plan living space, reflecting how people live today, surrounded by pieces that cross boundaries, centuries and cultures.”

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