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‘Francis Sultana: Designs & Interiors’ Is The Book You Need To Know AboutFriday 13 September 2019
This book, investigating Francis Sultana’s work as an interior designer, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his eponymous London studio and highlights an important professional achievement. Since 2015, Francis Sultana has ranked consecutively on the ‘AD100’. This exclusive annual list, published by the U.S. edition of Architectural Digest, features 100 of the world’s best architects and designers. (Francis Sultana is also in our Top 100 Top Interior Designers). CovetED brings you today a sneak peek of this amazing book edited by Bronwyn Cosgrave: Francis Sultana: Designs & Interiors.
Sultana’s clients are predominantly art collectors and his design flair is to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large-scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces. Sultana’s palatial home at Albany, the Piccadilly landmark known to be London’s first apartment complex, and also his sixteenth-century palazzo in Malta – the country where he grew up and for which he now serves as an Ambassador of Culture – have also appeared on the covers of the world’s leading interior design magazines.
The complete spectrum of Sultana’s work – from his professional beginnings to his signature furniture collections plus the array of sumptuous domestic spaces he has masterminded for tastemakers and business titans in landmark buildings around the world – is chronicled herein by journalists who are recognized as design authorities. The book is edited by the author and design expert, Bronwyn Cosgrave with a foreword contributed by Francis’s friend, Yana Peel, CEO of the Serpentine Galleries. Contributors to the book are British Vogue’s Style Editor Gianluca Longo and Art Newspaper contributor Brook Mason. Interiors and portraits have been captured by the finest interior design photographers, including Simon Upton and James McDonald.
Bronwyn Cosgrave’s journalism about design, fashion and film have appeared in Architectural Digest, Harper’s Bazaar, The Hollywood Reporter, the New York Times, the international editions of Vanity Fair and Vogue as well as every important British newspaper. Bronwyn is the author of best-selling fashion books including Vogue On: Coco Chanel and Made for Each Other, Fashion and the Academy Awards. This is the first comprehensive fashion history of the Oscars. The New York Post named Costume And Fashion, A Complete History, which Bronwyn authored in 2000, as one of the most popular books at the New York Public Library. Bronwyn is the curator of the Barbican exhibition Designing 007, Fifty Years of Bond Style and she is the co-host of the fashion podcast, A Different Tweed. She produces fashion documentaries including Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards and Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story.
Francis Sultana is one of the world’s foremost interior and furniture designers. This year he celebrates the tenth anniversary of his eponymous studio. The atelier studio is based in St James’s in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also Artistic Director. Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections. Loved for his unique ability to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces, his studio is working on projects in the UK and across Europe as well as in China and in the US.
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