Sunday, 5 January 2014
Home by Orla Kiely
"Orla Kiely is a virtuoso of vintage pattern and design." - The Sunday Business Post "Whether you're a fan of Orla Kiely's cult retro patterns or not, it's hard to resist her second book." - Real Homes Internationally renowned designer Orla Kiely describes her career as 'a journey in pattern and colour'. Her distinctive palette, and graphic and stylized motifs in clean repeat constructions, have won her devoted fans across the world, and have helped to turn, what began as a small British business designing bags, into a global fashion, accessories and homeware brand. Following the success of her first book Pattern, Home opens the door on Orla's own house, looks at a series of British, Irish and Scandinavian case studies - all beautifully photographed by Richard Powers - reveals the mid-century modern items that have inspired her work and tracks the creation of her homeware range including furniture, textiles, wallpaper and ceramics. 'I have always been inspired by architecture and interiors so the move into furniture and homewares was completely natural,' Orla says. 'To me, the home is where we can truly express our style and personality, where we can be playful.' Contents Includes...Elements My Work My House Case Studies Siegel House Scheer House Villa Bendvold Bygdoy House Brabrand House Aarhus ...And Many More!
This is a beautiful coffee table book. Full of gorgeous photographs of her designs and work it is a book to pick up and dream of your own home having a gorgeous interior!
When I picked up the book I was expecting to have a book full of Orla's gorgeous fabric designs as I did not realise she is also was famous for her furniture design. There is an insight into her own gorgeous homes
There is Orla's life story, detailing how she got to where she is today, which made for interesting reading . I really enjoyed reading the section entitled 'Elements' where Orla breaks down the process and thoughts within her designs. There are many throwbacks to the 1970's within her design.
This book contains many more photographs than words and therefore is definitely a coffee table book, but is one of those to use for inspiration or dreams for the perfect home.
It has an expensive feel with the front cover featuring one of Orla Kiely's iconic fabrics and feels luxurious. A heavy, well made book.
I received this book through the Amazon Vine Programme.