Archive : May 2010

13 May 2010
avatar Author: NH Design

Nicky Haslam has been nominated by Quintessentially, the global lifestyle management company, as ‘The Best Interior Designer of the Year, 2010′.

The awards event is taking place on 1st June.

12 May 2010
avatar Author: NH Design

Redeeming Features, Nicholas Haslam's memoirsWe love 1stdibs.com! This top design website concentrates on the most beautiful things on earth and are definitely one of our favourites for hard-to-find antiques and one-off pieces. They have just featured a big article on Nicky’s new book, Redeeming Features. You can read the whole article here.

4 May 2010
avatar Author: NH Design

Elephant Parade 2010 is a large scale outdoor art exhibition of baby elephant sculptures, displayed in all the major cities around the world. This innovative fundraising and awareness campaign to highlight the urgent crisis faced by the Asian elephant was created by Elephant Family – one of Nicky’s favourite charities. Each elephant is a unique piece of art painted by renowed artists and designers and supported by a variety of organisations – and of course Nicky has been asked to create one as well!

Nicky Haslam with his Elephant Parade creation, titled Less is MorviNicky’s elephant stands in the most prestigious of locations at the V&A museum. The elephant, aptly titled ‘Less is Morvi’ is sponsored by Princess Uma of Morvi.

Nicky was immediately inspired by the surreal idea of 200 white plaster elephants parading through London.  Playing on this dreamlike initiative he  used the shape of the elephant to develop an interior tableaux in 2 dimensional line, much in the way he would conceptualize an interior scheme.  While it might seem an unlikely pairing, he found the shapes created by the silhouette lent themselves readily to certain architectural forms!