Studio Peascod Launches the Highlight Collection – A blend between exquisite surfaces and elegant forms.
Studio Peascod is internationally recognised for pioneering sumptuous surface design produced exclusively by hand in their London studios. Emma founded the Peascod Studio right after returning from Japan, where she learnt traditional craft techniques like washi paper-making. That’s why their aesthetics combine textures and materials from Japanese culture and the reinvented technique verreéglomisé – gilded glass in English, that dates back to the Pre-Roman era but become famous again in the 18th century because of Jean-Baptiste Glomy, a decorator and art-dealer.
She created effects that veer between the patina of a lichen-dappled wall to the painterly and the cosmic, in shades of jade, emerald and coral. These are framed succinctly by brass elements or combined with light sycamore, or darker walnut wood, in designs that reference the simplicity of Bauhaus with a touch of cubist-flavoured art deco.
Meticulously engineered in brass and wood, each piece is available in a variety of surface finishes and a selection of inimitable glass works.
We have been searching and the use of colors and chromatic techniques in interior design is certainly a trend. Tom Dixon has recently embraced iridescence in his new collection of candles, vases and holders. Patricia Urquiola exploited the dynamic between colour, light and material in her Shimmer range of tables, consoles and mirrors for Glas Italia, presented last year at Milan Design Week.
As Marcus Fairs, founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen points out: “It’s not only happening in product design. Rainbows, gradients and shimmers are becoming really common in digital interface design, including the new Instagram logo and the Apple Music and iTunes app icons. As digital brands have moved away from skeuomorphism towards flatter, more two-dimensional graphics, they’ve discovered the shimmer effect is a perfect way to give the impression of movement and depth on a flat screen.”