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Recent Features

Lustre for Life, Financial Times How to Spend It, December 1st 2018

Raising the Bar, Financial Times How to Spend It, November 24th 2018

The Aesthete, Paul De Zwart, Financial Times How to Spend It, November 9th 2018

Tread Softly, Financial Times House & Home, October 30th 2018

The Inimitable India, Financial Times How to Spend It, 20th October 2018

Finders Keepers Jeffrey Archer, Financial Times How to Spend It,12th October 2018

Design Classics, Super Leggera, Financial Times House & Home, October 6th 2018

Perfect Weekend, Michael Morpurgo, How to Spend It, October 6th 2018

The Aesthete, Joseph Walsh, How to Spend It, October 6th 2018

The Aeshthete, Ini Archibong, How to Spend It, August 4th 2018

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

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

Upcoming Events

Curating: The next edition of new talent showcase Spotted will run as part of Top Drawer Spring, 13-15th January 2019. Apply here 

Recent exhibitions, talks & shows

Talks: I chaired a panel discussion with Edward Bulmer, Rabih Hage and Jonathan Tuckey on the subject of Past, Present, Future: Reimagination and Renewal at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour as part of Focus 18,  September 2018. Conversations in Design 

Curating: Rodmarton Re-imagined, September 2018.

This exhibition in a series of bedrooms at the Arts & Crafts house Rodmarton Manor, explored the stories hidden and revealed in the objects which fill our homes. Exhibiting artists were: Sue Paraskeva, Rosalind Wyatt, Sandra Shashou, Charlotte Hodes, Hannah Louise Lamb, Natasha Kerr, Cleo Mussi, Moira Buckley, Nicki Jarvis, Zoe Hillyard and a group from Victoira Works Studios. 

What was said:

“A triumph in the most subtle and sophisticated delivery.”

An exquisite, thoughtful and delightful show.”

Curating: New talent zone Spotted drew the crowds at Top Drawer Autumn 2018. 45 emerging brands launched to the trade and the Spotted Award went to Ben Langworthy Papergoods, with Roadscents and Finfo Design taking the runner up places. Spotted

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:

Looking at the Stars, Blink, April 2018

I helped Radio One Teen Hero, disability rights campaigner and founder of the charity Friend Finder Lewis Hine write his moving and inspirational memoir

HYGGE A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

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

 

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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