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Friday 08 Jun 2012
Sketch, a venue that remains ever true to its integrity as a place that is always changing and evolving is delighted to announce the opening of the completely re-designed Glade. The Glade room has been transformed into an enchanted fairy tale forest in the heart of central London.
Royal College of Art Fine Art graduate, Carolyn Quartermaine - known for her work with Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Givenchy, alongside artist Didier Mahieu has created a decoupage forest in a room where everything has been handmade and tailored to the space. Internationally renowned for their installations and design work, Quartermaine and Mahieu have a long history with Sketch and a strong friendship with its founder Mourad Mazouz.
The collaboration evolved from the communion card belonging to Mahieu's grandmother, which depicts a glade-like scene, and is itself hung discreetly in the room at Sketch. The card was repainted, reversed and enlarged before being printed onto hundreds of metres of paper. Each piece of paper was then hand cut and decoupaged to the walls by a team of artists, designers and sketch staff, creating one of the first rooms of this kind in London.