The Nature of Art and the Art of Nature at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House

A recent trip to the Lake District afforded the opportunity to visit Blackwell, an outstanding example of Arts and Crafts design, and to reflect on the interplay between nature and human endeavour in the design world. The Arts and Crafts movement in the 1880s-1920s promoted real craftsmanship in the face of an increasingly mechanised world. It [...]

A Room with a Theme at Osborne House

Everyone knows the impact a themed room can have in a house. When done right it can define and distinguish a space, set it apart and leave a lasting impression.This fact was not lost on Queen Victoria, who created an incredible Indian-themed banqueting hall in her seaside retreat Osborne house. Set in a picturesque coastal [...]

GSD Showroom, Chelsea Harbour

Following on from several years collaborating on Decorex installations, Boundary Space have just completed the new flagship showroom for George Spencer Designs fabric house in Chelsea Harbour Design Centre East. This project posed an exciting challenge: re-purposing a room in a converted office block – the recently expanded extension to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre – [...]

Getting Some Perspective

A holiday is always an opportunity to step back, see things from a new angle and get some perspective; but not often in so literal a sense as on a recent trip to Rome. A few steps through a church door (one of the many, many such doors you pass in the endlessly rewarding streets [...]

Review: 100 Years of British Modern Architecture at the Royal Academy

You might have visited the Royal Academy this winter for one of their major retrospectives: the revelatory Giovanni Battista Moroni exhibition, controversial Allen Jones or iconic contemporary artist Anselm Kiefer, but did you catch the short and sweet display of British modern architecture? ’100 Buildings for 100 Years: Views of British Architecture since 1914′ was [...]

Showcase: Architect@Work, Kensington Olympia

Last week we visited the Architect@Work exhibition in Kensington Olympia, which showcased some of the most recent innovations in the industry. Here are 5 of our favourites: Sensory Sky by Dornbracht The exhibit most hotly anticipated by the Boundary Space team, Dornbracht’s Sensory Sky rain shower aims to “stimulate all the senses”. Inspired by natural [...]

Inside View: Lloyds of London

Last week Boundary Space gained access to one of the most famous City buildings, a skyscraper whose towering status has endured since its unveiling, despite the fact that it has long been overtaken in physical stature by its peers. Lloyds of London in its current manifestation was built in 1986 and confirmed architect Richard Rogers’ [...]

Review: Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy, at the National Portrait Gallery, London

This week I visited the National Portrait Gallery’s William Morris spectacular: Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy.  The exhibition successfully displays Morris’s own unique and extensive talents (textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, social activist, Pre-Raphaelite associate, publisher), whilst equally revealing how he informed and inspired the artistic practices of successive generations and of [...]

The Boundary Space Christmas Party

As I settle into the first working day of 2015, I find myself thinking over the festivities of  December. Last month saw the annual Boundary Space Christmas party , which was positively marathonic for 2014! Beginning with lunchtime drinks and nibbles at the studio, we made our way to the Sir John Soanes Museum for [...]

Boundary Space and George Spencer Designs at DECOREX 2014

Building upon the success of Decorex 2013, Boundary Space and George Spencer Designs reunite to deliver what we think is our most exciting stand for Decorex yet. With the  collaboration now in its third year, the Boundary Space team arrived bright and early at Syon House this Thursday with industrial velcro and glue guns in [...]