andrew martin in Events — 13.09.2019
Focus, a key event in London's interior design calendar, is now upon us! From Sunday 15th September at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, there will be a world of inspiration for homemakers and interior designers alike. From our own jungle-covered installation - the Lost City of Ozymandias - to a packed programme of talks, workshops, and meet-the-designer events, Focus is awash with creativity and innovation. In this article, we explore the inspiration behind our own pop-up and also highlight the best bits from the rest of the show.
In true adventurous Andrew Martin spirit, we've built our very own lost city showcasing artefacts from mystery shrouded corners of the world alongside new collections in an enclave of treasure and travel.
The pop-up installation is inspired by the poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Horace Smith that explores the fate of history itself; how the unforgiving march of time obliterates even the greatest of man's achievements. Of the new installation, Martin says: "we are all seduced by the romance of discovering lost and forgotten civilisations. The lost city of Ozymandias aims to create that sense of wonder as a backdrop to a quintessential Andrew Martin collection of furniture and artefacts from every corner of the globe". The lost city of Ozymandias fuses cultures, literary reference and design to form a wondrous and captivating story, complete with jungle animal projections, large-scale murals and new furniture designs.