A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

My next book is out on 19th October, published by Trapeze (Orion) and the excitement is building in the press.

I was interviewed on the World Service News Hour on 17th August – you can listen to the podcast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0450nhr 


‘Abrahams’ Hygge could fill the Norwegian Wood hole this Christmas’  - Bea Carvalho, non fiction buyer for Waterstones.

For publicity enquiries contact Mark McGinlay, mark.mcginlay@orionbooks.co.uk

Recent Features

Keeping a Cool Headboard, Financial Times How to Spend It September 4th


Just Look Natural, Guardian Weekend May 7th

Highly Irregular, How to Spend It April 16th 2016 372_Disrupted_forms_2halfs.rc

The Cult Shop, Monologue London, How to Spend It April 16th 2016 372_CS_monologue_IS

Floored Genius. How to Spend It 2nd April 2016 367_Painterly_Rugs3IS

Dolls’ Houses, Past Masters, How to Spend It 6th February 2016 http://howtospendit.ft.com/home-accessories/100391-dolls-houses

Perfect Weekend Rabih Hage, How to Spend It 9th January 2016 361_PW_Rabih_HageZA

Need to Now, How to Spend It.com - www.howtospendit.ft.com/need-to-now

The Bespokesperson, How to Spend It.com www.howtospendit.ft.com/the-bespokesperson

Ecquisitions, How to Spend It.com - www.howtospendit.ft.com/e-cquisitions

Reconnoisseur, How to Spend It.com - http://howtospendit.ft.com/style/93031-spats-boots

Up coming events 

Curating: I am now selecting for the spring edition of new talent showcase Spotted which will run as part of Top Drawer Spring 15th-17th January 2017 at Olympia London, http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

The Craft of Wallpaper, sponsored by Graham & Brown in association with London Craft Week at the Geffrye Museum

Featuring work by Claire Coles, Elise Menghini, Helen Morley, Graham & Brown, Identity Papers, Juliet Chadwick, Linda Florence, Erica Wakerly and Fromental.

‘Another triumph for curator Charlotte Abrahams,’ Barbara Chandler

‘My London Craft Week highlight,‘ Richard Edwards, Arts Council England

Talks: Panel Discussion, Is the role of the hand more or less relevant in the digital world? with Julian Stair and Fred Baier, Contemporary Applied Arts 5th May, 2016 as part of London Craft Week.

Conversations in Design, London Design Week 2016.  In conversation with Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham of cult pattern company Patternity discussing the inspirational power of pattern. https://accessgreatdesign.wordpress.com/2016/03/18/right-here-right-now-with-charlotte-abrahams-3/

A Life in Wallpaper at Norwich University of the Arts, 21st January 2016

Curating: Guest curator for Crafty Fox Spring 2016 Markets http://www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk/

The 12th edition of new design showcase Spotted, featuring 38 new brands, drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn in September 2016. http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Please follow the links above for more information on these and other projects.


Charlotte Abrahams is the author of three books: Wallpaper, A collection of Modern Prints; Wallpaper the Ultimate Guide and A Place to Live. She is also co-editor of Orla Kiely Home.

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Current Clients

Charlotte works for clients, including:

  • Alto Magazine
  • Aon
  • Clarion Events
  • Crafts Magazine
  • Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
  • Financial Times How to Spend It
  • Guardian Weekend
  • Hi-Arts
  • Living Etc
  • Octopus Publishing
  • Quadrille Publishing
  • Stroud International Textiles
  • Telegraph Magazine
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About Me

Charlotte Abrahams is a freelance writer, curator and editor specialising in design and the applied arts.

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