THE LONDON LIST

capturing the void

Culture

RADICAL SIMPLICITY

Known as la reine du damier (the queen of the checkerboard), the interior designer Andrée Putman had an outlook of “radical simplicity” that made her seem perpetually modern

THE POETRY OF MARK MAKING

Although something of an introverted character, Beatrice “Bice” Lazzari (1900-1981), was one of the most innovative Italian abstractionists of the 20th century

TO CREATE, QUESTION EVERYTHING

The forerunner of Zaha Hadid and Eva Jiricnashe, Eileen Gray took the lead in redefining architecture as a plausible profession for her sex

PEOPLE 

DANNY KAPLAN STUDIO

Born in New York City and raised in Aix-en-Provence, Danny Kaplan’s passion for ceramics was shaped by early exposure to the traditional pottery of the region

HOUSE OF GREY

Interior designer Louisa Grey on art, design and how her focus is on enhancing not only aesthetic but wellbeing

KAWS FOR ALARM?

Simon Tovey, specialist in 20th Century and Contemporary art at Phillips on KAWS, Banksy and the value of street art

PLACES

ALEXANDER TCHARNY

Alexander Tcharny sells antiques and decorative arts encompassing art, lighting and furniture from the late 19th - late 20th century from his shop at 297 Lillie Road

THE NEW CRAFTSMEN

Occupying a 19th Century arts and crafts workshop, the New Craftsmen curates contemporary craft selected from a network of over 100 British makers

8 HOLLAND STREET

West London gallery, 8 Holland Street, set up by interior designer Tobias Vernon, specialises in carefully selected 20th century art and design