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All I Want for Christmas / Amaryllis Jacobs

Petra Blaisse, ‘Re-Set – New Wings for Architecture’, 2012

By TDE Editorial Team / 22nd December 2020

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.

Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs COURTESY: Amaryllis Jacobs

Kwinten Lavigne and Amaryllis Jacobs
COURTESY: Amaryllis Jacobs

Which collectible design object would you like Father Christmas to bring you?
I would love a curtain by Petra Blaisse. 

Petra Blaisse, 'Re-Set - New Wings for Architecture', Venice Biennal 2012 COURTESY: Inside Outside / PHOTOGRAPH: © Frans Parthesius

Petra Blaisse, ‘Re-Set – New Wings for Architecture’, Venice Biennale 2012
COURTESY: Inside Outside / PHOTOGRAPH: © Frans Parthesius

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’.

Studio Mumbai, 'Dining Chair II', 2019 COURTESY: MANIERA Gallery

Studio Mumbai, ‘Dining Chair II’, 2019
COURTESY: MANIERA Gallery

MANIERA Gallery 

Petra Blaisse/Inside Outside – specialises in landscape design and in interior architecture.

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