Flora and Fauna
Angélique de Folin and Harumi Klossowska de Rola.
24th June – 14th July
YOU HAVE JUST a few days to catch this delightful show. Andreas Siegfried has brought together the botanical painter Angélique de Folin, who works with watercolour on vellum, with the jeweller and designer Harumi Klossowska de Rola, in a joint show at his Ladbroke Grove project space. Klossowska de Rola, daughter of the famous French painter Balthus and his artist wife Setsuko Klossowska de Rola, was brought up largely in the Swiss mountains near Gstaad. She has designed and created jewellery for some of the biggest names in fashion and design — from John Galliano and Valentino, to Boucheron and Chopard — and counts among her fans Karl Lagerfeld and Olivier Berggruen. For this show, she has focused on animals, birds and insects, marrying precious materials with horn and wood.
For each piece she has also made a wooden box which transforms the jewel into an element within a three-dimensional art work.
Klossowska de Rola has also ventured into collectible design, showing three pieces of sculptural furniture.
The Design Edit’s top picks:
The pacing panther bench.
This is formed from charred maple, with bronze, gold and jewelled elements. You can look through the lily pads to find fish and frogs swimming in its depths.
Cyperus Papyrus, 2018
This light is a recreation in bronze of a strand of plants from the aquatic family, Cyperus Papyrus.
Stephanoaetus Coronatus Ring, 2019
This ghostly Crowned Eagle, flying beneath the moon, painted so that its feathers melt into the marking of the wood, has for head and beak a ring formed from black and white diamond, gold and carnelian, with wood and ebony.
Ceratotherium Simum Ring, 2019
And who could resist this cute buffalo horn, onyx and gold ring in the shape of a white rhino?
Siegfried Contemporary – a private project space whose aim is to introduce new international talent to London, often for the first time, allowing the artists to gain visibility, and collectors to make new discoveries.
Prices range from around £29,000 -£169,000.