Window mural artist Aga Skiga and Marie-Véronique Swannell, founder of Haute Déco, had a fun day chatting about working with colour, the properties of pigments, looking through glass, walking in woods, the restorative power of trees, yin yoga, and generally making the world a better place whilst Aga painted a fairy-tale autumnal woodland mural on the window of Haute Déco's Kings Road showroom.
The pigments for the glass mural were mixed by Aga to tie in with Haute Déco's new collection of colours, inspired by the natural palette of French Atlantic island Ile de Ré. The island is famed for the special quality of the light as it is reflected on water, both sea and salt-marshes. The latter are home to an ecosystem of halophytic plants that create a striking landscape of colours against the grey backdrop of mudflats.
The glass mural collaboration is part of the Autumn Design Trail organised by Chelsea Design Quarter in association with @thebiid: the event takes place from 1st - 12th November and will see CDQ members collaborating with a mixture of interior designers, artists, florists and craftspeople to create window displays, installations and exhibitions in their showrooms.