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December 2018 / Diary / by Ali Howard

Exhibition: Vincent Darré

Until 5 January | 18 Davies Street Gallery

Where furniture meets sculpture, this is a fascinating snoop into Vincent Darré’s creative mind as he reimagines his luxurious Parisian home in the heart of Mayfair. The self-proclaimed dandy designed for Yves Saint Laurent, Prada and Fendi before launching his career as a creator of furniture and decorative objects.

Here, we’ll see Darré at his most daring, with pieces including a gilded blown-glass dragonfly lamp and a flamboyant bronze velour couch. “The moment I accepted the gallery’s invitation,” he says, “I imagined the trip as a permanent relocation. In a flash, the concept was born: a duplex in London with my office and living room to greet my friends. I would live in London.” Welcome, Monsieur.


18 Davies Street, W1K (020 7495 4666; 18daviestreet.com)