Bling Meets Baroque: Mark Brazier Jones at The Vyne, Hampshire

26 Aug

Quick! Ends Wednesday September 1st

The Vyne is such a rich and beautifully intriguing property that it is hard to imagine how the placing of contemporary furniture within the historic setting might actually work. But work it most certainly does!

Mark Brazier Jones’ furniture designs are unique, compelling, at times shocking but they remain simultaneously sensitive to the historical layers of the house within which they have been placed and their presence in the house is undeniably evocative. At times it is hard to tell what items are contemporary pieces by Brazier Jones and what are original to the house, which makes the whole experience of the exhibition ever more exciting.

The National Trust’s The Vyne is a 16th Century house which contains an eclectic amalgam of art, furniture and textiles collected over more than 500 years. Mark Brazier Jones’ work is equally diverse in its style and use of colour and material making reference to numerous trends in art and design history. Together they represent a marriage of all things eccentric and luxurious.

Pay a visit The Vyne to see for yourself Brazier Jones’ shocking pink chaise-longue, Swarovski crystal-covered table legs, tea trays on train sets and silver and tassels galore. But visit before Wednesday 1st September or you will have missed out on a variable treat for the eyes.

Brazier Jones Pink1

brazier jones pink2

The Vyne (google maps)  Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG24 9HL: Telephone: 01256 883858

For more information about and images of work by Mark Brazier Jones click here

Bling Meets Baroque, at The Vyne, until Tuesday 1st September 2010.

I hope you enjoy it! Let us know what you thought. You can get in touch with us on twitter, and facebook or by leaving a comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

Lotte Inch, Trust New Art

Thursday 26th August 2010

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: