Waldo Works for The New Craftsmen
This week, The New Craftsmen launches another edit in its ‘Ways of Seeing’ series. The series explores different ways the maker and interior designer view and value craft – and we were delighted to discover that our copper Articulate dining table sits resplendent in the centre of the jewel-like chamber Tom Bartlett of Waldo Works has imagined (and that Caroline Aitkens has illustrated so exquisitely).
Inspired by the work of Spanish architect, Ricardo Boffil and the extraordinary orientalist hall of Fredric Leighton’s Holland Park home – Waldo Works' design not only heroes handmade underglaze tiles from Matthew Raw’s new Rustication Tile Collection on the walls, but the space features the tile-clad Welcome Cupboard, also by Matthew Raw. The design studio was particularly drawn to the three-dimensional form of the cabinet and the intrinsic and almost mathematical application of the tiles hugging every surface and corner.
Waldo Works then looked to pieces that shared a similar graphic clarity and a focus on materiality such as the Articulate Table by Matthew Cox, a three-legged table made from sheeted copper and the Lichen Mirror made from patinated bronze by Charlotte Kingsnorth.
To add further layers of texture and interest, Waldo Works inserted pieces that play with the repetition of materials, such as the coils of cane displayed in the Michael Cane Sculptural Light by Alexander White and the woven leather of the Cinch Chair by Otis Ingrams.
‘We imagined this space cool and inviting, leading in from a hot city outside. Perhaps it would equally work in the winter with a fire sending warm reflection over the richly glazed walls. It's something we would like to build one day.’
Tom Bartlett – Director of Waldo Works
Matthew Raw’s new Rustication Tile Collection was created in a collaboration with Surrey-based company, Froyle Tiles, who Matthew worked alongside to develop new textures and experiment with different ways of applying glaze.