Monday, June 28, 2010

irina graewe

Today's showcase celebrates the work of interior stylist, Irina Graewe. Beginning her studies in Hamburg, Germany as a tailor for Jil Sander, she then attended London College of Fashion where her interests began to shift towards interiors and design. She participated in work placement programs that enabled her to work for various interior design magazines in England and Germany and went on to work as a creative director's assistant at Architektur & Wohnen. Irina currently works as an interior/prop stylist who also works in set design, advertising and conceptual brainstorming throughout Europe.

While browsing Irina's portfolio I was intrigued by her collection of work entitled "Africa Meets Neon". Ever since I traveled to Nigeria several years ago I have a little obsession with African textiles and absolutely love seeing how both fashion and interior designers incorporate these beautiful patterns into their work. Check out these incredible spaces below and take notice of the props she used that contribute to each color palette.

What I love most about Irina's work is how highly conceptual many of her designs are. It's not often that you come across interior designers and stylists that approach and address contemporary art in their work (and do it successfully). Check out a few more images below that are gorgeous and a bit more traditional in concept. Talk about a diverse collection of work!

Check out Irina's website whenever you get a chance and don't forget to scroll through her "Odds & Ends" page where you'll find just that.

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