Exquisite Details by Genevieve Bennett
This week we wanted to share the beautiful works by Genevieve Bennett who we discovered at this years Decorex 2018.
Genevieve launched her new pieces from her ‘Braid’ and ‘Bloom’ Collections. Inspired by the masters of Art Deco ornamental metalwork, the collection explores a love of detail and tactile surface. With a focus on pairing meticulously etched brass and hand sculpted leatherwork for a collection of wall panels, mirrors and screens.
Genevieve’s stand at Decorex
Inspired by the masters of Art Deco ornamental metalwork, Edgar Brandt and Albert Rateau, the new collection explores a love of detail and tactile surface, in metal and leather. Flawless brass is meticulously cut and etched, creating a highly detailed exquisite patterning which responds beautifully to light.
Precisely engineered outlines of solid metal hold sculpted leatherwork. Premium Italian leather is carved deeply to respond to light and shadow. The contrast between the imposing form and material of the metalwork and the gentle tactility of the leather creates a truly unique and contemporary aesthetic.
Above the Bloom hinge in etched brass
A luxurious palette of signature materials is paired with modern production techniques to produce pieces which are elegant, timeless and intriguing.
Bloom Sculpted Leather Panel in Dove & Platinum colour way
Genevieve has produced unique and commercially successful collections for Crate and Barrel, Wedgwood, Spinneybeck, Mulberry, and Habitat amongst others.
The Spinneybeck leather tile collection (above) features an exquisite range of 26 coloured and patterned tiles.
The inspiration behind the Maze design above derives from Asian wooden screens, with their intricate fretwork. Distilling and evolving the complex intersecting lattice pattern. Precisely cut from two layers of leather, Maze is a subtle, contemporary yet intelligently ornate relief leather tile.
Whilst delightful they are also an astonishingly practical, durable and versatile product. Few materials provide a more discrete sense of privileged luxury. The result is a covetable and beautiful collection.
Above, details of the new 2018 Braid Collection
The Braid Mirror in Dove Platinum & Cream Leather
Studio musings and off-cuts that lead to new samples being created for a future collection
Genevieve’s work is sought after by interior designers and private collectors globally. Her works can be found in boutique hotels, private residences, restaurants and retail spaces.
Visit Genevieve’s website here
Nicky’s World November 2018