A LONDONER IN TANGIER: ASILAH




After a much-needed, month-long hiatus, A-Gent of Style returns as the holiday season draws to a close, at that time of year when summer will soon be a distant memory.

 This summer, A-Gent of Style holidayed in Tangier, Morocco. There will be a few features of this magical city coming up on the blog in the next couple of weeks but today, A-Gent of Style would like to transport you to another enchanting destination.


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On the recommendations of many friends, A-Gent of Style was whisked away on his first day to Asilah, the impossibly charming, laid-back fortified resort town located on the Atlantic coast just some 30km south of Tangier. With its impressive gateworks and square stone ramparts flanked by palm trees, Asilah also boasts wide, stretching sandy beaches. It has of course an undeniable Moroccan identity but also a rich history and past, and strong cultural influences, mainly Spanish and Portuguese.

But the most elegant and impressive part of Asilah which took A-Gent of Style‘s breath away is the Medina with its labyrinthine lanes of gorgeous white-washed buildings suffused with splashes of pastel and vivid colours, where combinations of green and blue can be seen in droves (you can imagine A-Gent‘s reaction), and where patterns in all shapes and forms unravel before your eyes in the most incongruous places, all against a pitch-perfect blue sky. Utterly delightful and inspiring. A-Gent of Style defies anyone not to fall for the authentic, unspoiled Asilah. Judge by yourself now.

 

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– Photos by A-Gent of Style – 








SUSPENDED: WIREFLOW BY ARIK LEVY



 

“I’m not designing a lamp, I’m first designing the light and then it becomes an object”

– Arik Levy –

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During Clerkenwell Design Week in May, A-Gent of Style was delighted to discover the Wireflow collection by renowned and multi-disciplinary designer Arik Levy.

Launched at the Salone this spring and created for Spanish company Vibia, these striking lighting sculptures offer endless possibilities and can be adapted to the aesthetic needs of each project, a delight for any decorator specifying for their client seeking individuality and uniqueness. ‘Wireflow’ never fails to impress whether it is in a residential setting or a commercial one.

Wireflow explores geometries in two and three dimensions through a series of pendant lighting fixtures which are composed of simple elements, whereby from certain angles they appear flat, like a line drawing suspended in the air. The elaborate structures are formed by thin black wires or rods which end with 3W LED terminals for illumination, continuing the visual fluidity of the linear arrangements. Wireflow explores “presence and absence, transparency and luminosity, light and fluidity”, according to Arik Levy.

Functionality is also key with Wireflow: you can see through, live through, even ‘be’ through the luminaries (A-Gent of Style couldn’t resist putting his head through one of them).

A-Gent of Style likes the way Arik Levy reinterpreted the classical hanging luminaries and simplified them, thanks to geometrical configurations offering infinite variations and versatile permutations able to integrate with other compositions thus creating a light installation with a unique character.


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REVERED, VENEERED MARQUETRY



 

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Marquetry. A unique, hand-crafted art and craft of applying pieces of veneer to form decorative structures and designs, that has its inspiration from 16th century Florence, and which uses primarily woods but also bone, ivory, tortoiseshell, mother-of-pearl, pewter, brass, fine metals or even straw,
A-Gent of Style‘s favourite manifestation as championed by the Art Deco master decorator Jean-Michel Frank.


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Thanks to the brilliant feature on marquetry and parquetry by Matthew Morris in the new (September) issue of House & Garden and a few months before an article in the Financial Times, A-Gent of Style discovered the wonderful works of Christine Meyer-Eaglestone. The German-born, Leeds-based artist has created some 400 pieces so far and her marquetry works reflects her deep interest in Bauhaus, minimalist constructivism (which immediately attracted A-Gent of Style) through also Japanese elements of design, Frank Lloyd-Wright also some undeniable Art Deco references (the screen above was love at first sight and ticked all the boxes: Art Deco AND green/blue!). Balance, counterpoise, dynamic growth and rhythm are all essential elements within Christine Meyer-Eaglestone’s work.

Ornate, precise, one-off, central pieces with a strong identity representing another great celebration of craftsmanship made in the UK. What’s not to love.


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Imagery by Christine Meyer-Eaglestone – 




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