The Maria Speake Edit
To celebrate the launch of our new collections, Ways of Seeing is a collaborative project bringing together maker and interior designer to explore the different ways they view and value craft.
This week we explore a unique interior space as imagined by Maria Speake, the founder and director of London-based design studio, Retrouvius. For Maria’s scheme, she chose to focus on a kitchen in the heart of a Hebridean Highland house which confidently looks out over the southernmost peninsular on the Isle of Harris. Maria was drawn towards pieces such as the Studio Pottery Tile Range by Froyle Tiles, the Stitched Sideboard by Gareth Neal and Aimee Betts and Otis Ingrams' Cinch chairs. These pieces all have an innate sense of weave and pattern, and abstractly reflect Harris’ association with tweed.
“This collaboration with The New Craftsmen has allowed us to immerse ourselves in the power of materiality and what makes something appropriate to a place; enabling us to bring to life the remote, romantic and raw location of this house situated in the incredible Outer Hebrides with real depth and authenticity.”
Maria Speake - Retrouvius