Press: Studio Ashby in FT How to Spend it
The Invisible Collection began life in 2016 as online showcase for rare and unique pieces by esteemed French and international interior designers, which could be customised and made to to order. Such has been its success that its founders, Anna Zaoui, an advisor who has worked with The Serpentine and is currently involved with the Hayward Gallery, and Isabelle Dubern, previously creative director at Dior Maison, feature the work of more than 40 architects and designers worldwide. Now, for the first time a British designer – rising star Sophie Ashby – has been invited into the fold.
Ashby’s collection entitled Piece by Piece was originally conceived for private residential projects, and comprises 17 pieces crafted by British artisans: including mohair dining benches, an acrylic console table in Yves Klein blue and a raw-edged Block-Face vanity mirror. “I use so many antiques, art and vintage finds,” Ashby says. “All the pieces in the collection were born out of empty spaces – ones that I couldn’t furnish with existing furniture.”
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