CLAIRE DELMAR

FALLEN FANTASY

Claire Delmar

INGREDIENTS

Hay table, Cult
Copenhague Chair, Cult
Wooden plates, Catapult
White mesh vases, Emma Davies
White linen, Ikea
Wooden cup, Ginkgo Leaf
Wooden bowls, Ginkgo leaf
Tall wooden cup, Ginkgo Leaf
‘Thrown’ side plates, Brooke Thorn Handmade
Large round platter, Slab + Slub
Cutlery, Ikea
Coasters, Catapult
Desiree White Wire Chair, Fred International  
Ceramics from Alana Wilson ; Aedan Harris ; Porcelain crinkle bowl by Tracey Mitchell sourced from China Clay
Paper bowl, Spence & Lyda
Ceramic Bottles, Graphis Art & Framing

METHOD

This shoot was influenced by the beautiful Danish design shop  Gubi  and their campaigns which often showcase 20th Century design, greatly influenced by the Bauhaus School. I have always been passionate about the works of the directors of that school, Walter Gropius and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and continually find myself gravitating to Modernist Architecture. I find I need to surround myself with the simple but beautifully pared back design that arose from that movement when I source items for my own home.

You can see that Scandinavian design has become a magnet for me so you can imagine how thrilled I was to learn that my sister and her family were moving to Stockholm. I can hardly wait for an opportunity to visit those inspirational design shops and to see the nieces and nephews!!!

This is a surreal story which allowed us to play with light and shapes, but which embraced a still life element as the determinant. The monochromatic synchronicity is a personal favourite.

Visualize the “stillness” when the guests arrive – the perfection that greets them then the descent into chaos as the night progresses and everything is shaken or turned upside down – my own version of an Alice in Wonderland Mad Hatters Tea Party!

Photographer – Felix Forest