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HYGGE 

A Celebration of Simple Pleasures, Living the Danish Way

My latest book is out now, published by Trapeze

Reviews:

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

an involving and disarming personal evocation of how the Hygge concept has influenced the writer’s life,‘ Jo Cranford, The Erotic Review

http://eroticreviewmagazine.com/reviews/are-you-hygge/

‘Thoughtful and very personal,’ India Knight, Sunday Times Magazine

A delight for the mind, soul and heart! Wonderful writing, a touchy cover and rich details of a hygge life.’ Mari Balsama Wilson, Made on Holiday

‘One of the best,’ Yorkshire Post

Press coverage:

Interview with Jamoke Fashiola on BBC Radio London, 28th December Listen here (scroll to 1.31) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04ljgll

Evening Standard, 6th December EVENING STANDARD 06 Dec 2016

Interview with Ali Vowels BBC Radio Bristol, 3rd December

Guardian, 22nd November

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/nov/22/hygge-conspiracy-denmark-cosiness-trend

Marie Claire Australia, November issue

Psychologies, November issue PSYCHOLOGIES Nov 2016

Sunday Times Magazine, 30th October SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE 30 Oct 2016

Independent, 21st October INDEPENDENT i 21 Oct 2016

Red, 20th October http://www.redonline.co.uk/health-self/self/the-beginners-guide-to-hygge

The Times, 14th October THE TIMES 14 Oct 2016

Simple Things, 1st October SIMPLE THINGS 01 Oct 2016

Scottish Herald, 25th September 

http://www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/real_life/14746692.Say_hello_to_Hygge/

Daily Mail, 4th September

STELLA Magazine, 28th August 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/say-hello-to-hygge-the-danish-secret-to-happiness/

Metro, 25th August METRO 25 August 2016

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

The Guardian, 11th June

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/11/hygge-the-danish-art-of-living-cosily-on-its-way-to-uk-bookshops?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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

Up coming events

Talks: I will be chairing the panel discussion Designing Difference as part of London Design Week’s Conversations in Design programme.  Tuesday 14th March, 11.30am-12.30pm

Artist and recipient of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon prize Rita Parniczky, Helen Amy Murray and Anna Garner, founder of The Garner, discuss the importance of individuality in an increasingly homogenous world. How do makers create work that stands out and speaks to the contemporary consumer? From hi-tech materials to cutting edge techniques via traditional craft skills, expect insights into work that goes far beyond the usual references. 

Tickets £10. Book here http://dcch.co.uk/London-Design-Week-2017-Conversations-in

Curating: I am now selecting for the September edition of new talent showcase Spotted, which will run at Olympia London as part of Top Drawer Autumn from 10th-12th September 2017, http://www.topdrawer.co.uk/new-talent-sectors/spotted

Curating: I will be hosting Bespoke Walls: How to Commission a Wallpaper with Claire Coles as part of London Craft Week 2017. 4th May, 12noon – 1pm; 1.30-2.30pm. Tickets and venue information are available from www.londoncraftweek.com

Recent Features

Working Glass Hero, How to Spend It 18th February 2017 Working Glass Hero

Reclaim to Fame, How to Spend It 4th February 2017 Reclaim to Fame

Collect Calls, Louis Thompson CRAFTS Jan/Feb 2017 issue

Into the Woods, Saturday Telegraph Magazine 5th November 2016

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/interiors/home/a-modern-classic-inside-the-extraordinary-essex-home-of-architec/

The Future Lab, profiles of Matthew Howard and Craig Dunlop, CRAFTS Nov/Dec ’16 issue

Keeping a Cool Headboard, Financial Times How to Spend It September 4th 2016

http://howtospendit.ft.com/furniture/112383-headboards-elevated-to-works-of-art

Just Look Natural, Guardian Weekend May 7th 2016

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

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

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

 

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 41 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.

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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