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Diespeker has a track record of working with up and coming designers – and new interiors store Artists & Objects is a fantastic example of why we love to promote young talent.

This curated collection of original and limited-edition art, handcrafted furniture and homeware pieces by independent makers has been brought together by Adam Watts. What’s even more exciting is that all the pieces have been created in the UK.

Adam is himself a designer and several of his pieces are featured in the collection. Adam studied Fine Art at London Metropolitan University in East London and completed a one-year studio residency at the Florence Trust in Islington. He designed a collection of furniture and lighting exhibiting some of these works at the London Design Festival.

Diespeker is excited by the concept of the collection and we were pleased to supply marble for Adam’s coffee tables and side tables.

We caught up with Adam to ask him a couple of questions.

  • Can you explain why you chose marble for the table tops?

“Marble is a beautiful material for many reasons – aesthetically it is a material you can endlessly enjoy. It is satisfying to look at the deep colours, lines and markings that run through the stone. For the tables I designed, I chose to incorporate polished Nero Marquina and Carrara marble. The polished marble has a luxurious feel to it. To touch, it’s smooth and when it’s polished it really highlights the veins and brings out the beauty of the stone. I also recently used unpolished Carrara marble for a side table. When the marble is unpolished it has a rich glow, which complements objects placed on it. I paired the marble table tops with steel table frames with a powder coated finish.  I particularly chose a matt paint finish to contrast with the smooth, polished marble.”

  • Why did you choose Diespeker?

“Diespeker are the leading marble supplier in the UK and are known for supporting artists and designers so it was natural I would approach them and look at their collection of marble. John and the team were extremely helpful throughout the process of selecting the right choice of marble. We also discussed the different options for the finish – the marble table tops have a pencil edge, and for the Nero Long Table, the corners of the marble table top are curved which is a simple but pleasing feature. I discussed all these details with the team at Diespeker and I am really happy with the results.”

  • Are there other materials from Diespeker you might think about using in the future?

“There are many: Serizzo granite, Portland limestone, Arabescato Cerviole, Rosa Aurora, light grey marble CG025 and CT008 concrete. I have an idea for a low shelving/sideboard unit incorporating stone from Diespeker. Hopefully, you will be able to see this in the future.”

This exceptional store has attracted attention from the press; it features on the front cover of Elle Decoration. We strongly recommend visiting the Artists & Objects website and having a browse.

You can also read more about Adam on the Design Anthology website

Diespeker wishes Adam and Artists & Objects the very best of luck with the venture. We’re sure we will be exploring options of collaboration in the future.

Images by Veerle Evens & Stuart Milne

Stylists: Anna Mackie and Alyce Taylor

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