New year – new st-ART

The New Year has started and we are gearing up to make our first full year in our new gallery a special one. I’m spending the first 2 months of the year focusing on new designs, and can’t wait to share them.

The art world is already kicking off with some spectacular shows and events. Get yourself out of the house and immerse yourself in some great art….

Champagne-LifeBIG-UP THE GIRLS….

This Year marks the thirtieth birthday of one of our favourite gallery spaces in London, the Saatchi gallery. To commemorate this Charles Saatchi is starting off with an all female artist exhibition. Saatchi is renowned for picking up new and exciting emerging artists and has put together this show with fourteen artists he currently favours. The show titled “Champagne Life” showcases artists aged between 20 and 50, while working across various continents with a diverse mixture of art including paintings, sculptures, installations and even taxidermy. The title of the exhibition, ‘Champagne Life’, is taken from a work by the show’s star, Julia Wachtel whose work has a modern day Warhol feel to it. The show will also include work by Mequitta Ahuja, Alice Anderson, Marie Angeletti, Jelena Bulajic, Julia Dault, Mia Feuer, Sigrid Holmwood, Virgile Ittah, Seung Ah Paik, Maha Malluh, Suzanne McClelland, Stephanie Quayle, Soheila Sokhanvari. This is definitely somewhere to go this month to get you out of the cold and awaken your curiosity!

 

 

LumiereIT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTS………..

Lumiere was a massive hit this weekend, the biggest light festival to hit the capital so far. It is produced by Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London and ran for four nights, lighting up the capital, transforming roads and buildings with a host of international artists including Julian Opie, Ocubo, Tae Gon KIM, Ron Hasledon and many more. The piece de resistance had to be “The Circus of light” by Ocubo which was projected onto the side of the granary building.

 

 

 

WESTBANK PRESENTS…

For those of you who are into Urban art, yesterday saw the opening of “The Big Bang”  which is a group show of urban, graffiti, and contemporary artists hosted by the West Bank Gallery in Notting Hill London. This exhibition features work by Mason Storm, Ben Allen, Carne Griffiths, Julian Quaye and many more new and exciting artists. The show will run for a month, they also have a fabulous café area serving hot food and drinks to keep you warm.

OFFICIAL ‘AFTER’!

We are delighted to announce that the gallery is now officially open! We’ve had an amazing first week, and are looking forward to adding new exciting collections all the time.

GRAND OPENING DATE SET!

We are pleased to announce that the new gallery will officially open on the 28th November.  However, there’s a preview night on on the 27th at 7pm, so come and join us for drinks, a small gift and discounts on the exciting new ranges!

Official ‘before’ photo

Here’s a glimpse at our new premises, when we took it over last month.  We’ve been incredibly busy with a team of fabulous builders. See what can be done with some, hard work,  love and AMAZING art. Coming soon!

Watch this space…

Exciting times for RARE, as we have recently moved to new premises in Beckenham, with a fantastic gallery space as well as improved production facilities. We’re working hard to finalise some brand new collections, as well as put the finishing touches on the new premises, which we have completely refurbished.  Watch out for a date for the grand opening.

Now you can find us on Bouf .com!

We’re really pleased to announce that we’ve been selected to appear on bouf.com; a fabulous curated market place for independent designers and unique products. For those who want something a little different from your run of the mill high street shops, bouf.com has over 30,000 products for gifting, home and accessories.

We’ve selected a handful of our designs to feature on the site and will be sure to add more designs on an ongoing basis, so watch this space!

To visit our bouf shop go to www.bouf.com/shop/rareinteriorart

 

bouf rare screengrab

Celebrate Burns night with our Scotland Mosaic collection!

Any excuse for a knees up? The life of Scotland’s favourite poet; Robert Burns is celebrated every year on January 25th. A traditional Scottish meal of Scotch broth or cock-a-leekie soup is served followed by haggis, tatties, neeps along with lots of whisky, poetry, toasts and merriment.

Whilst haggis may not be to everyone’s taste; you can still join in the celebration with our fun and clever Limited Edition Scotland designs, featuring Saltaire prints, Highland cow art, thistle prints, not to mention Robert Burns himself and our funky I Love Haggis print!

Scottish Flag
Highland cow Natural
Scotch Heart
Thistle Natural
Robbie Burns
I love haggis

Click here to see the whole Scottish collection and let your wee inner Scot run free!

Blue Monday Alert!

Battersea Power Station Dusk

Feeling a little depressed today? The third Monday of January has been widely accepted as being the most depressing day of the year, well, don’t worry, be happy – it’s sunny outside and we have some fab and inspiring blue designs for you today! Rare Limited Edition prints are modern and inspirational and make the perfect gift. From only £29 for a small 25x25cm print – including free delivery to mainland UK, there’s something to suit all pockets. Take a look below for our top picks, and click on the image to choose your size options.

 

UG underground Pics
Big Ben Lights
Big Ben Colour on Blue
Battersea Power Station Dusk
St Paul's Lawn

Millennium Wheel Dusk
Missy America
Battersea Views
Eiffel Tower Colour

Massive clearout – 50% off ALL ORIGINAL ART

Rare Interiors is having a massive clearout of all our Original Art! We’re constantly developing new ideas and concepts – always aiming to be on the cutting edge of studio art; and we’ve changed for the better over a number of years as a result of this continual development.

We still work from our small warehouse/studio near Earlsfield and it’s high time for a ‘spring clean’ so we can introduce even more new exciting and beautiful designs and new artists under our roof!

EVERY piece of Original Art, including ALL current Amelia B pieces are available at a 50% discount with this voucher code: ARTSALE15 which is valid until 13th February.

Original Artwork by Amelia B

Original Artwork by Amelia B

Original Artwork by Lenora Simoes

Original Artwork by Lenora Simoes

If you’re local to us in SW17 you’re welcome to come and view the pieces; online purchases include free delivery to mainland UK as always.
All sales made in the 50% off clearout are final.

Enjoy 15% off tickets for the Spirit of Christmas when you sign up to our mailing list!

We are happy to share a very special offer with our Facebook fans and mailing list subscribers; how about 15% off tickets to the Spirit of Christmas Show in London Olympia this November? That’s only £15.70 per ticket (15% off advance tickets until Nov 3rd 2014), plus they’ll give you a complimentary copy of The Fair Book, when you ask for it on arrival. It’s on from Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th November.

If you would like the special discount code, please sign up to our mailing list and make sure you like us on Facebook to keep up to date with our new designs and occasional offers like this.

Spirit of Christmas is a fantastic show, we have exhibited there for several years because it is an opportunity for people to meet and shop indoors in a safe and warm environment with lots of curated independent companies, from gifts, art, fashion, home accessories, beauty, food and drink. They also have interesting free workshops too.

We spend a lot of time squirrelling away being creative in our studio, so we really love the opportunity to meet both existing and new clients – and its great to see familiar faces who come back every year. Don’t forget to come and say hi at the show, we’ll be on stand A21.

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Spirit of Christmas Badge

Spirit of Christmas Badge