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Recent Features

All Fired Up, Homes & Antiques August 2018

The Aesthete, Oivind Slaato, How to Spend It July 6th 2018

Boats that Rock, How to Spend It, June 9th 2018

Hide & Seek, Times LUXX, May 19th 2018

The Aesthete, Pavlo Schtakleff, How to Spend, May 18th 2018

The Aesthete, Barnaby Barford, How to Spend It, April 27th 2018

Achille’s Appeal, How to Spend It, April 21st 2018

Something Old, Something New, Times LUXX, March 10 2018

The Power of the Personal, Design Centre Guide S/S 2018

Bright Young Things, Times LUXX, March 10th 2018

Sheen Spirit, How to Spend It, March 3rd 2018

Perfect Weekend Jim Olson, How to Spend It, March 3rd 2018

Perfect Weekend Bill Amberg, How to Spend It, January 6th 2018

The Aesthete Susie Hoodless, How to Spend It, January 6th 2018

House of Fun, Saturday Telegraph 25th November 2017

Past Masters Bronze Lamps, Superior Interiors, How to Spend It, October 27 2017

Perfect Weekend Shane Connolly, Superior Interiors How to Spend It, October 27 2017

Heat of the Moment, How to Spend It October 7th 2017

The Aesthete Peter Ting, How to Spend It Friday edition, October 13th 2017

Back to the Future, Homes & Antiques, October 2017

Finders Keepers Art Furniture, How to Spend It Friday edition, September 29th 2017

Perfect Weekend David Harber, Smart Arts, How to Spend It September 23rd 2017

Centre of Excellence, Design Centre Guide, A/W 17

Life & Console, How to Spend It, September 2nd 2017

Perfect Weekend Andre Fu, How to Spend It, September 2nd 2017

I also write regular exhibition previews and design profiles for How to Spend It.com

Upcoming Events


Curating: My exhibiton, Rodmarton Reimagined, responding to personal histories andfamily narratives contained within this important Arts and Crafts house, runs from 5th-9th September 2018 as part of Crafts Alive with the Gloucester Guild of Craftsmen. Exhibiting artists include Sue Paraskeva, Natasha Kerr, Moira Buckley, Liz Valenti, Zoe Hillyard, Nicki Jarvis, Hannah Louise Lamb, Charlotte Hodes, Cleo Mussi, Rosalind Wyatt and a group from Victoria Works. Rodmarton Reimagined

Curating:  September 2018 edition of new talent showcase Spotted will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Autumn from 9th -11th September 2018, featuring over 40 new, design-led brands.  Spotted

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

Talks: I chaired a panel discussion with Suzy Hoodless, Lizzie Deshayes of Fromental and Georgina Wood from David Collins Studio on the subject of Defining True Bespoke at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour as part of London Craft Week 2018.

Talks: Rooms of Our Own at Design Club, 3rd Floor, South Dome, Chelsea Harbour on Tuesday 6th March as part of London Design Week. 11.30am-12.30pm ‘With individualism fast becoming the design world’s most favourite word, writer Charlotte Abrahams talks to three leading interior designers about how they navigate this rise in personal expression. Sophie Ashby, founder of Studio Ashby, Hubert Zandberg of his eponymous studio and Susie Atkinson of Susie Atkinson Design explore today’s shifting interior landscape, discussing whether design is now driven less by fashion and more by the desire for a curated narrative that reflects who we are.  Or is individualism itself simply a trend by another name?’

Talks: Exploring Hygge: Celebrating the Simple Things in Life. A hygge workshop with Psychologies Magazine on 10th October 2017 at Conway Hall, London

Talks: I was in conversation with Bill Amberg, Michael Ruh and Linda Morey-Burrows at Focus/17, discussing Making Difference, The Importance of Bespoke Craft in Interior Projects.

Judging: I was one of the judges for New Designers of the Year Award 2017 (Part 1)

Talks: I addressed an audience of architects and interior designers, talking about the impact of hygge in the well-designed workplace at Icons of Denmark as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2017

Books:

HYGGE A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

The paperback version of my latest book is out now, published by Trapeze

Curating:

The spring 2018 edition of Spotted drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn in January and the inaugural Spotted Award went to Stay Sixty. I am now selecting for both the September 2018 and January 2019 editions of this new talent showcase. Spotted

I put together the talk/tour Bespoke Walls: How to Commission a Wallpaper with Claire Coles as part of London Craft Week 2017.

Books

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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