Hawthorne & Heaney in Collaboration with James Burke

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Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on a special project with visual artist and founder of Acrylicize, James Burke. Working with his multidisiplinary style he was creating a new piece in preparation for the ‘Superstar Showcase’. Burke’s work examines the relationship between us and the digital world, drawing upon our need […]

Hawthorne & Heaney for Modular by Mensah

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Kusheda Mensah with her Furtiture (labels just seen) Image: @modularbymensah @olivialrhodes ⠀⠀   We just love it when we get to see a great project all come together, event better when we have been priviliged enough to be a part of it. One such project was earlier this year when we are approached by Kusheda […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits Bridget Riley at the Hayward

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On Thursday we were lucky enough to visit the eagerly anticipated exhibition of Bridget Riley’s most comprehensive body of work (spanning an incredible 70 years), on display at the Haywood Gallery.  It was quite a unique experience in the way that the concept behind the paintings made you really think about the theory behind colour, […]

Hawthorne & Heaney visits ‘Wonderful Things’ at the V & A Museum

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‘Tim Walker: Wonderful Things’ is the new exhibition on at the V& A Museum this winter. Looking at the works of fashion photographer, Tim Walker; expect to be amazed and delighted by the fantastical worlds he creates for his photographs and the stunning presentation of them by world leading design museum, The Victoria and Albert […]

Hawthorne & Heaney inspired by the Making Memory Exhibition

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At the start of last month, we posted a blog by our intern Kiah from her visit to the David Adjaye’s Making Memory Exhibition. Taking inspiration from this, she produced a series of drawings from the elements she found inspiring. With her drawing style being quite graphic, she favoured the staircase elements of Adjaye’s designs, […]

Hawthorne & Heaney on Ribbons

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When you think about personalisation, people usually associate it with garments, but it doesn’t have to be restricted to them. We recently did a project with a tablescape designer extrordinare Fiona Leahy  for the Aerin èclat de vert perfume launch dinner in  De Crillon in Paris. Stunning right?!?! (All above Images courtesy of Fiona Leahy […]

Hawthorne and Heaney Visits David Adjaye’s Making Memory Exhibition

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British based Architect of Ghanaian descent, Sir David Adjaye OBE, known for his beautifully and carefully thought out landmark structures within the architectural world, is showcasing his past, present and future work at The Design Museum. Adjaye’s international recognition comes from his ability to immerse himself and fully understand a culture’s past in order to […]