All I Want for Christmas / Amaryllis Jacobs
Petra Blaisse, ‘Re-Set – New Wings for Architecture’, 2012
WE ASKED AMARYLLIS Jacobs, co-founder and co-director, with Kwinten Lavigne, of Brussels-based gallery MANIERA, to answer our Christmas questionnaire. Their specialism is supporting the production of design pieces by artists and architects – including figures like Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, Christoph Hefti and Francesca Torza.
Which collectible design object would you like Father Christmas to bring you?
I would love a curtain by Petra Blaisse.
Why this object?
I’m an absolute curtain addict. If I could, I’d place them everywhere in interiors and in scenographies, as they bring warmth, protection and help to make beautiful scenes … Petra’s curtain creations are not only functional, but are artworks in their own right. They’re very recognisable – often in OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture) buildings.
On Christmas day, which chair will you be sitting on?
I will, of course, be sitting on a Studio Mumbai chair – The ‘Dining Chair II’.