HOWE at 36 Bourne Street hosts Lora Avedian
Lora Avedian sets up her studio in Howe at 36 Bourne Street. The public is invited in to see Lora at work, creating her intricate pieces using the full breadth of Howe’s materials. Her practice will focus on her imaginative interpretations of the flora and fauna of Frida Kahlo’s Mexico, being influenced by the punchy colours, exotic flowers and lush greenery of the country's landscape and culture. Lora’s pieces are available to purchase in store directly from the artist throughout the residency.
HOWE at 36 Bourne Street is an increasingly rare type of nostalgic and unique shop in an ever-changing London.Tucked away just off Pimlico Road, the original Victorian shop front and panelled interior are thankfully preserved. Inside, the dedicated and passionate team of 5 sell a thoughtfully selected range of traditional vegetable tanned leathers, new and vintage textiles, trimmings and wallpapers - all exclusive to Howe.
Eschewing trends and proudly anti-fashion, the palette is a timeless mix of natural colours and materials, textures and classic patterns.The team encourage the use of best quality and authentic materials that improve with time and use, building patina and character to create interiors with warm and welcoming atmospheres. Howe’s objective is to make it easy to create supremely comfortable, practical and beautiful homes through their mix of materials for soft furnishings and interior decoration. Despite its diminutive size and sleepy location, the shop has a firm place in the hearts of many discerning designers and decorators the world over, and with the locals of Belgravia.
Lora Avedian is a multidisciplinary artist who’s process begins with research, often looking at historical textiles and ethnographic objects as a starting point. She uses paper and textiles, and deploys traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to create exquisitely beautiful and unique pieces on a small scale. Favouring slow processes, focusing on short run and bespoke projects, her work is grounded in history which enables her to create innovative work which finds a balance between the old and the new.