Mark Gillette is a distinguished interior architect and designer concerned with historic and modern built environments. With an encyclopaedic knowledge of movements in art and design, Mark has developed a creative intelligence and aesthetic that draws on innumerable esteemed artists, makers and dealers, creating stunning interiors for projects in locations as diverse as France, Switzerland, Scotland and Mallorca.
Since the establishment of his practice in 1994 it has become one of the top interior design firms in the UK, with projects ranging from contemporary townhouses across central London to historic period properties from a 22-bedroom County Durham estate from the 1730s to Burley on the Hill, a 17th century Grade I listed country house, built for the 2nd Earl of Nottingham, who took his inspiration from Sir Christopher Wren. Mark Gillette’s signature talent for seamlessly blending contemporary with historic design affords a sophisticated and relaxed interior that feels distinctly modern and warm.
The current collection is a selection of works from Gillette’s own personal collection and offer a great insight into the multidisciplinary nature of his practise and tastes. The works display his proclivity for harmoniously combining works of art and pieces of design – which is visible across the property. The works come together to create a sense of completion and are an exceptional example of how to pair works of art within their surroundings.
Explore a few highlights featuring in our 29 April Modern Made auction from the collection...
In his day René Prou was one of the major figures of the Art Deco movement, but one of the significant trademarks of Prou’s work is that ‘there is no identifiable Prou style’. He took the core ideas of the Deco movement, and moulded them to create his own personal spin on them, recreating his approach to design depending on the project and purpose of each commission. This included cabins for the Orient Express, interiors for nine ocean liners, rooms for Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store, and the dining room of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. He also served as professor at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs.
Anton Stankowski was considered a leader in graphic design and a significant figure in 20th Century photography. A central tenet of his work was examining ‘objects from unusual perspectives’, and in deconstructing the shapes, movement and lines these objects created so that they would be understood as ‘processes or behaviours’ rather than as an object. Focus on specific details and prominent features of the object were central to both his graphic art and photography, as in the current work. He would go on to create his own renowned Theory of Design, and hold an influential position in both the design and photography circles in central Europe in the Post-War years.
Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to offer several auctions a year across the UK featuring to Modern British painting, sculpture, prints and drawings - including MODERN MADE in London. These Modern British art auctions feature works from the likes of Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group to Terry Frost and the St Ives School, we also handle selected works by all of 20th century Europe’s major figures and movements.
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