Leah's Favourite Things
What I love about this piece is that it balances art, form and culture.
The traditional Queen Anne wing chair takes an unusual form to the typical domestic piece that we often come across.
Upholstered in bright postbox red, bluebell blue and yellow, the coloured Turkish Kilim creates the unexpected with its strong geometric tribal folk-art patterns. It harmonises design and colour with excellent craftmanship.
I have a fondness for pre-loved retro furniture. I particularly find the unusual shape of the chair extraordinary and totally unique.
Its elegant yet wacky form takes the shape of a star or seashell, detailed with the deep purple piping it sculpts the chair.
With its original upholstery and legs it is easy to see how this piece has been so well preserved, and set against the contrasting black doors is a stunning feature within the room.
An exceptional example of form following function created by the architect Juli Capella.
The nine pyramid-shaped skylights innovatively protrude into the interior, sprouting out of the ceiling to allow natural daylight into the room. Cleverly, as the sun gets lower, an electronic system kicks into action to make up for the loss of natural daylight.
This practical solution also playfully transforms the interiors aesthetic, adding interest to the rooms perspective. They have a peeled-back novelty, as they humorously peer out of the concrete ceiling like googly eyes.