Monthly Archives

October 2014

    London Life Events

    Florence Balducci at Anthropologie

    October 27, 2014

    During the recent London Design Festival I luckily managed to pop into Anthropologie, Regents Street, to see talented Parisian artist Florence Balducci work in the store’s window.

    It was a really short encounter but, for me, it was so enriching and inspirational.
    Florence, hugely talented, spent 20 years in art direction at advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi in Paris, before she turned illustrator and ‘professional visionary’ (according to Anthropologie). Florence mixes different techniques and medium for illustration, ceramic and textile.

    Meet Florence.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Passers by were treated to some wonderful black and white illustrations. Here Florence used some wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    There is a real sense of vintage and mystical imagery here. It reminds me of the world of Tim Burton and a touch of Aubrey Beardsley. How beautiful are these?

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Lovely touch of using black and white MT tape on the table lamp.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Window drawing.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Ceramics and more of the wasara biodegradable paper tableware from japan made the window installation feel homely.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    These black and white botanical illustrations and folk-inspired animal drawings are screen-printed on to both sides of the cotton-and-silk cushions and are a collaboration between Anthropologie and Florence.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Some of Florence’s tools of the trade.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    How inspirational is this? Some pages from Florence’s sketchbooks.

    florence balducci at anthropologie - colourliving

    Florence is definitely a professional visionary and it was an honour to meet and spent a little time with her. I hope we will meet again very soon. Merci Florence! ร€ bientรดt…..

    This post will stay live until Monday 3rd November.