Guest blog post by interior designer, Minnie Kemp
The Gorilla Organisation is an amazing international charity working to save the world’s remaining gorillas from extinction through community conservation, education, research and development.
I have recently been raising funds to support the charity, from running the London Marathon last weekend to hand-embroidering a slipper chair to be sold, with all proceeds going to this great cause.
Using four different Clementine Oliver wools, I designed and hand-embroidered each panel to create the chair. I wanted to bring to life the story of the female bullfighter Conchita Cintrón, also known as La Diosa de Oro or The Golden Goddess. Conchita was a Peruvian torera, perhaps the most famous female bullfighter in the history of the sport. In the ring she was said to display particular grace, style and bravado, a combination known as duende.
This little slipper chair is full of character and is a one of a kind piece that will create a unique talking point in any room. It is on display at Mr & Mrs Bateman, an installation that blends the boundaries of art fashion and interiors.
The space is co-created by a female collective: artist Selena Beaudry, vintage fashion dealer Clemmie Myers and interior designer Natalie Tredgett. Everything on display is available for purchase by championing emerging, independent and more established designers and artists.
Other items to watch out for are an amazing chandelier by Margit Wittig, clothes made by my favourite Clio Peppiatt, wallpapers by Ottoline De and many more treasures.
I Am Bateman: The Relations is at 2 Blenheim Crescent, London W11 until 11 May