Often the most interesting thing about an antique is something that was never intended to be present: a blemish, or a repair. A mark that tells us about the history of the object.
Having worked with antiques for many years, I have become fascinated with the way that they carry stories embedded within their very fabric – often in a highly encrypted form. Stories which are sometimes more interesting than the design object itself.
Too often as creatives, we fail to consider how our work will fair over time –how it will bear the history it accumulates.
I select materials with permanence or longevity. Not indestructible; but durable, repairable, and able to wear decay with elegance – and ready to absorb whatever stories time offers them.