I'm very excited about this book by Hannah Nunn, published by Bloomsbury.
It's due out around October, and I can't wait to get my hands on it.
whole book about contemporary lighting - the hands on, beautifully made
variety and I'm extremely flattered to be included in it. I first met
Hannah back in 1999 when I did my first Trade Fair at Top Drawer in
London. She was just about to open her shop in Hebden Bridge and was
interested in taking some of my lamps. Radiance soon became a reality
and I'm pleased to see it's turned into a great success, selling not only mine and
many other lighting peeps work, but her own beautiful range of laminated, paper cut
shades which are the backbone to her fabulous shop.
We almost met again
last year when she first approached me about compiling the book as she
wanted to talk to the designers first hand. Sadly we missed our
appointment due to my school holiday mix up and then the birth of her
friend's baby took top priority. Nevertheless, we've since chatted over
the phone and emailed and continue to keep in touch.
There are so many artists featured in the book (43 in total, from across the globe!), the amount of work involved must have been massive, a real labour of love. It's finally done and off at the printers.
If you're not
familiar with Hannah's work, you should pop over to her online shop here
as well as taking a peek at her own blog. She writes honestly and
beautifully about her work as both designer and shop owner (not always an easy balance I'm sure! I loved this post on the subject) and shares photos of the wonderful
countryside where she lives, which is a constant inspiration to her work. One day I
will make it to her shop, but for now I shall keep popping over to the virtual one and shall wait patiently for the book to arrive.
Here's the link telling you more about it with a sneak peek inside and how to pre-order.