Written by Rose Uniacke, Text by Alice Rawsthorn and Vincent Van Duysen and Tom Stuart-Smith, Photographed by François Halard
A privileged chance to see Rose Uniacke’s work in the form of a private tour of her London home—the crucible for all her design ideas—in her first book, produced as a limited edition of 2,500 copies.
Airy and light, delicate and robust, grand and intimate, raw and luxurious: these are just some of the qualities and contradictions that resonate within the work and home of Rose Uniacke. This sumptuous volume, the first on the designer, has been conceived with Uniacke to her bespoke specifications.
Masterfully photographed by François Halard, the book unfolds gatefold after gatefold as a series of privileged glimpses inside Uniacke’s home, with the designer’s own words as our guide—an intimate and exclusive portrait of a home rarely gained access to as well as a window onto the workings of one of our leading design minds.
Her work is distinguished by warmth, character, and an extraordinary serenity, and mirroring these qualities the book is a luxury object made from some of the same materials featured in Uniacke’s home: a unique cotton duck canvas slipcase houses the book itself, which is wrapped in pure new wool. Completing this indispensable book in design history are texts from the architect of Uniacke’s home, Vincent Van Duysen, and her landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith.
About The Author
Rose Uniacke is an architectural interior designer; a designer of contemporary furniture, lighting, and textiles; and an antiques dealer. Alice Rawsthorn, OBE, is an award-winning design critic and author. Vincent Van Duysen established Vincent Van Duysen Architects in 1989. For more than 30 years, François Halard’s photography has appeared regularly in Vogue, Apartamento, T Magazine, and Cabana, among other publications. Tom Stuart-Smith established his landscape design practice in 1998.