Super Nature - The WOW!house Living Room

Super Nature - The WOW!house Living Room

The WOW!house at the Design Center, Chelsea Harbour is the first-ever exhibition to feature rooms created by over 20 of the worlds’ most prestigious interior designers in a lateral showhouse of 400m2.

In a unique collaboration de Le Cuona and United in Design’s recent graduate apprentices Roshu Shrestha and Christine Omorere created the Living Room for the WOW! house which runs until 1 July 2022.

For the story behind the collaboration and to find out more about United in Design and WOW!house click here.

The de Le Cuona living room is a sophisticated space that gives a sense of peace and contentment. Here the focus is on the natural and the sustainable, designed for the wellbeing of people and the planet.  It is also a timely space that takes key messages beyond this first designer showhouse.

“Wherever we live, we feel a deep connection to nature. This living room retreat is inspired by the principles of biophilia, bringing together natural materials, sensory forms, and earth colours to create a harmonious whole.” 

Bernie de Cuona 

de Le Cuona uses only the finest natural fibres for its fabrics and the introduction of Pure 100% organic GOTS certified linen is a landmark in the industry.  The living room is dressed indifferent weights of linen from the soft feature walling and invitingly tactile upholstery to the drapes that pool on the oak floor and frame the greenery in the vertical living wall.

The innovative design of the soft furnishings showcases de Le Cuona’s interior tailoring service where each element is beautifully crafted and detailed. From the gossamer sheer and heavy weight linen curtains with unique delicate eyelash and frayed fringing features to the contemporary upholstery and handmade cushions and throws that demonstrate drawn thread work and waxed cord stitching, all exhibit the creativity and versatility of de Le Cuona’s makers. 

Artwork highlights are ‘Mixed Media on Canvas’ by Emma Zhang in a palette inspired by the earth, plants, and stones; hand-coiled sculptures using coarse black stoneware clays by Abigail Ozora Simpson; organic porcelain vessels by Olivia Walker, fallen wood artworks by Nic Webb and the branch-like patinated bronze candlestick by French designers Gilles et Boissier.

The leitmotif is the beauty of the handmade and our relationship with the natural world.

de Le Cuona ‘Buffalo Dust’ bespoke unlined linen curtains, daybed in ‘kalahari Rhino’ and a selection of bespoke cushions and throws.

Bespoke living wall by Concept Foundry in association with A Greener London.

Selection of bespoke cushions and throws. 

de Le Cuona ‘Buffalo Dust’ bespoke unlined linen curtains, and bespoke double sheer curtains with eyelash detail in ‘Pure Atlas Kyoto’ and ‘Pure Atlas Mahé’.

de Le Cuona bespoke double sheer curtains with eyelash detail in ‘Pure Atlas Kyoto’ and ‘Pure Atlas Mahé’. Fabric walling in ‘Bulldog’, bespoke three-seater sofa in ‘Cape Frost’, and upholstered coffee table in Vintage Canvas. 

de Le Cuona bespoke armchair and three-seater sofa upholstered in ‘Cape Frost’

Fabric walling in ‘Bulldog’, bespoke three-seater sofa in ‘Cape Frost’, and upholstered coffee table in Vintage Canvas. 

Featured fabrics, furniture, flooring, walls, lighting and artwork

Curtains & Accessories

de Le Cuona: Bespoke Double Sheer Curtains with Eyelash Detail (at window) in Pure Atlas Kyoto and Pure Atlas Mahé

de Le Cuona: Bespoke Unlined Linen Curtains with Frayed Fringe Detail in Buffalo Dust

de Le Cuona: a selection of bespoke cushions and throws

Curtain Poles

Tilly’s Interiors: ‘Modern Artisan’ curtain pole, hand finished antique brass

Walls

de Le Cuona: Bespoke Fabric Walling in Bulldog

Concept Foundry in association with A Greener Londonbra: Bespoke Living Wall

Furniture

de Le Cuona at Bray Design Upholstery: Bespoke three-seater sofa in Cape Frost

de Le Cuona at Bray Design Upholstery: Bespoke armchair in Cape Frost

de Le Cuona at Bray Design Upholstery: Bespoke upholstered coffee table in Vintage Canvas

de Le Cuona at Bray Design Upholstery: Bespoke daybed in Kalahari Rhino

Rick Baker Ltd: Bespoke Display Shelves in polished black hardwood 

Artwork & Objects

M.A.H. Gallery: ‘Coral Pot’

Vessel Gallery: ‘Tall Black Collapsed Bowl’ coloured porcelain, Olivia Walker

Vessel Gallery: ‘Slashed Crumpled Form No. 60’ white St. Thomas clay with stoneware glazes, Nicholas Arroyave-Portela

Abigail Ozora Simpson: Small Zigzag black clay sculpture

Abigail Ozora Simpson: Large Zigzag black clay sculpture

Abigail Ozora Simpson: ‘Virginia Stool’ black clay

Richeldis Fine Art: Mix Media in canvas painting, Emma Zhang

JGM Gallery: Papa Tjukurrpa, Nyumannu Acrylic on linen painting, Doris Bush Nungarrayi

Nic Webb at de Le Cuona: ‘Rift’ sculpture, mistletoe burr and stoneware

Gilles et Boissier: patinated bronze candlestick

Lighting

Porta Romana: ‘Bronte” wall light, plaster white

Porta Romana: ‘Tapering Harral’ floor lamp, bronzed

Flooring

Woodworks by Ted Todd: Espresso Herringbone’ engineered hardwood herringbone floor, European Oak

Top Floor Rugs by Esti: ‘Origins’ area rug in natural bleached and custom dyed 100% Jute

Paint

Pure & Original: ‘Fresco’ lime paint, Old Linen and Bone

Books

Potterton Books: art and interior design books

 

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with thanks to our collaborators and suppliers: 

Concept Foundry

A Greener London

Bray Design Upholstery

Thomson-Schultz

Woodworks by Ted Todd Floors

Pure and Original Paint

Porta Romana

Tillys Interiors

Top Floor Rugs

Rick Baker Ltd

Abigail Ozora-Simpson

M.A.H. Gallery

Vessel Gallery

Nic Webb

Richeldis Fine Art

JGM Gallery

Potterton Books

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