The house of reassembly

Artists of antique assemblages, Hannah Plumb and James Russell are in their element amid a bricolage of recycled and reclaimed objects. Styling by Damian Foxe.

Hannah wears silk dress and flower bodice, price on request, by Antonio Marras. Cotton cardigan (on arm), £2,880, and leather and wood clogs, £850, by Chanel. Wilfred the dog wears vintage Fortuny organza ruff, price on request, from Dorothy Sarafoglou. Interior, clockwise from centre: ebonised Arts and Crafts chair, £1,650, from Clarke & Reilly. Porcelain teacups and saucers, by Potomak for Mint, £65 each set. Sterling silver spoons, £425 each, by Caren Hartley from Mint. Lavoisier Chandelier made from antique and recycled chains and objects, £5,500, by Maria Zureta. The Hair & The Tortoise book and candelabra assemblage with string and pulleys, £850, by JamesPlumb. Antonio Marras, www.antoniomarras.it and see Feathers. Caren Hartley, www.carenhartley.com and see Mint. Chanel, 26 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 5040; www.chanel.com) and branches/stockists. Clarke & Reilly, 8 Porchester Place, London W2 (020-7262 3500; www.clarkeandreilly.com). Dorothy Sarafoglou, 0780-184 3677; www.bespokevintage.com. Feathers, 42 Hans Crescent, London SW1 (020-7589 5802; www.feathersfashion.com) and branch. JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk).
Hannah wears silk dress and flower bodice, price on request, by Antonio Marras. Cotton cardigan (on arm), £2,880, and leather and wood clogs, £850, by Chanel. Wilfred the dog wears vintage Fortuny organza ruff, price on request, from Dorothy Sarafoglou. Interior, clockwise from centre: ebonised Arts and Crafts chair, £1,650, from Clarke & Reilly. Porcelain teacups and saucers, by Potomak for Mint, £65 each set. Sterling silver spoons, £425 each, by Caren Hartley from Mint. Lavoisier Chandelier made from antique and recycled chains and objects, £5,500, by Maria Zureta. The Hair & The Tortoise book and candelabra assemblage with string and pulleys, £850, by JamesPlumb. Antonio Marras, www.antoniomarras.it and see Feathers. Caren Hartley, www.carenhartley.com and see Mint. Chanel, 26 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7493 5040; www.chanel.com) and branches/stockists. Clarke & Reilly, 8 Porchester Place, London W2 (020-7262 3500; www.clarkeandreilly.com). Dorothy Sarafoglou, 0780-184 3677; www.bespokevintage.com. Feathers, 42 Hans Crescent, London SW1 (020-7589 5802; www.feathersfashion.com) and branch. JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). | Image: Gisela Torres
Vintage Irish Guards costume jacket, £685, by Dorothy Sarafoglou. Cotton long-sleeve button-up top, £65, by Richard James. Patchwork denim jeans, £300, by D&G. Charm necklace with antique pocket knives and vintage silver-tone chains, £250, by Maria Zureta. Interior, clockwise from centre front: French 19th-century wood and iron “velocipede”, £1,200, from Relic Antiques. Antique rug, from £850, from a selection by JamesPlumb. Vintage school chair with crochet, made to order, by Imogen Luddy. Ram skulls mounted on painted hardwood, £425 each, by Reid Peppard. Manipulated Second Hand plate, from £250, by Karen Ryan. Vintage toy-car lamp, £350, and vintage dairy-bucket lamp with wooden shoe mould, £350, both by Robert Storey Studio. D&G, 53-55 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7495 9250; www.dandgstore.com) and stockists. Dorothy Sarafoglou, 0780-184 3677; www.bespokevintage.com. Imogen Luddy, www.imogenluddy.com. JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Karen Ryan, www.bykarenryan.co.uk. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. Relic Antiques, 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 (07831-785 059; www.rubylane.com/shops/relic). Richard James, 29 Savile Row, London W1 (020-7434 0605; www.richardjames.co.uk) and stockists. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com.
Vintage Irish Guards costume jacket, £685, by Dorothy Sarafoglou. Cotton long-sleeve button-up top, £65, by Richard James. Patchwork denim jeans, £300, by D&G. Charm necklace with antique pocket knives and vintage silver-tone chains, £250, by Maria Zureta. Interior, clockwise from centre front: French 19th-century wood and iron “velocipede”, £1,200, from Relic Antiques. Antique rug, from £850, from a selection by JamesPlumb. Vintage school chair with crochet, made to order, by Imogen Luddy. Ram skulls mounted on painted hardwood, £425 each, by Reid Peppard. Manipulated Second Hand plate, from £250, by Karen Ryan. Vintage toy-car lamp, £350, and vintage dairy-bucket lamp with wooden shoe mould, £350, both by Robert Storey Studio. D&G, 53-55 New Bond Street, London W1 (020-7495 9250; www.dandgstore.com) and stockists. Dorothy Sarafoglou, 0780-184 3677; www.bespokevintage.com. Imogen Luddy, www.imogenluddy.com. JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Karen Ryan, www.bykarenryan.co.uk. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. Relic Antiques, 133-135 Pancras Road, London NW1 (07831-785 059; www.rubylane.com/shops/relic). Richard James, 29 Savile Row, London W1 (020-7434 0605; www.richardjames.co.uk) and stockists. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com. | Image: Gisela Torres
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Cotton bra, from £9.50, by Marks & Spencer. Belted linen jacket, £1,755, by Donna Karan. Daguerreotype necklace with late-19th-century daguerreotype image and vintage gold-tone chains, £380, by Maria Zureta. Pigeon Head brooch (in hair), £429.20, by Reid Peppard from RP/Encore. Interior, from left: burnt antique Smoke clock, £7,000, by Maarten Baas from Mint. Glass vase (just seen), £150, by Egg. Donna Karan, 46 Conduit street, London W1 (020-7479 7900; www.donnakaran.com) and stockists. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Maarten Baas, www.maartenbaas.com and see Mint. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Marks & Spencer, 458 Oxford Street, London W1 (020-7935 7954; www.marksandspencer.com) and branches. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. RP/Encore, www.rpencore.com.
Cotton bra, from £9.50, by Marks & Spencer. Belted linen jacket, £1,755, by Donna Karan. Daguerreotype necklace with late-19th-century daguerreotype image and vintage gold-tone chains, £380, by Maria Zureta. Pigeon Head brooch (in hair), £429.20, by Reid Peppard from RP/Encore. Interior, from left: burnt antique Smoke clock, £7,000, by Maarten Baas from Mint. Glass vase (just seen), £150, by Egg. Donna Karan, 46 Conduit street, London W1 (020-7479 7900; www.donnakaran.com) and stockists. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Maarten Baas, www.maartenbaas.com and see Mint. Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Marks & Spencer, 458 Oxford Street, London W1 (020-7935 7954; www.marksandspencer.com) and branches. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. RP/Encore, www.rpencore.com. | Image: Gisela Torres
Cotton jacket, £800, by Kenzo. Cotton tank top, £86, and cotton trousers, £378, both by Miharayasuhiro. Cotton long-sleeve button-up top, £65, by Richard James. Cotton long johns (just seen), £300, by Vintage Egg. Leather shoes, £230, by John Varvatos. In The Woods chair made from old discarded chairs, price on request, by Karen Ryan. Hand-folded antique book, made to order, by Robert Storey Studio. Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). John Varvatos, www.johnvarvatos.com and see Matches. Karen Ryan, www.bykarenryan.co.uk. Matches, 87 Marylebone High Street, London W1 (020-7221 1120; www.matchesfashion.com) and branches. Miharayasuhiro, see Browns. Richard James, 29 Savile Row, London W1 (020-7434 0605; www.richardjames.co.uk) and stockists. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com.
Cotton jacket, £800, by Kenzo. Cotton tank top, £86, and cotton trousers, £378, both by Miharayasuhiro. Cotton long-sleeve button-up top, £65, by Richard James. Cotton long johns (just seen), £300, by Vintage Egg. Leather shoes, £230, by John Varvatos. In The Woods chair made from old discarded chairs, price on request, by Karen Ryan. Hand-folded antique book, made to order, by Robert Storey Studio. Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). John Varvatos, www.johnvarvatos.com and see Matches. Karen Ryan, www.bykarenryan.co.uk. Matches, 87 Marylebone High Street, London W1 (020-7221 1120; www.matchesfashion.com) and branches. Miharayasuhiro, see Browns. Richard James, 29 Savile Row, London W1 (020-7434 0605; www.richardjames.co.uk) and stockists. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com. | Image: Gisela Torres
Clockwise bottom left: Charles Munn Victorian-roller-skate lamp assemblage, £1,750, and Triffid Ladder assemblage with dried banana flower branch, £1,650, both by JamesPlumb. Glass vases, £150 each, by Egg. Porcelain, clay and found pottery Catastrophe Vase, £1,200, by Maxim Velcovsky from Mint. Lamar wool throw, £499, by Nicole Farhi. Antique rug, from £850, from a selection at JamesPlumb. Vintage books and penguin classics, £15 each, from Robert Storey Studio.Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Maxim Velcovsky, www.qubus.com and see Mint. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). Nicole Farhi, 17 Clifford Street, London W1 (020-7494 9051; www.nicolefarhi.com) and branches. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com.
Clockwise bottom left: Charles Munn Victorian-roller-skate lamp assemblage, £1,750, and Triffid Ladder assemblage with dried banana flower branch, £1,650, both by JamesPlumb. Glass vases, £150 each, by Egg. Porcelain, clay and found pottery Catastrophe Vase, £1,200, by Maxim Velcovsky from Mint. Lamar wool throw, £499, by Nicole Farhi. Antique rug, from £850, from a selection at JamesPlumb. Vintage books and penguin classics, £15 each, from Robert Storey Studio.Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Maxim Velcovsky, www.qubus.com and see Mint. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). Nicole Farhi, 17 Clifford Street, London W1 (020-7494 9051; www.nicolefarhi.com) and branches. Robert Storey studio, www.robertstoreystudio.com. | Image: Gisela Torres
James wears cotton jacket, £880, by Alexander McQueen. Cotton trousers with paint splashes, £240, by Miharayasuhiro from Browns. Linen sweater, £475, by Bottega Veneta. Ex-Voto necklace, £380, by Maria Zureta. Hannah wears cotton and lace slip, $310, by Dosa from Egg. Cotton and silk dress, £538, by Reem from My SugarLand. Vintage jewellery headpiece, £850, by Maria Zureta. Interior, clockwise from far right: 1830s rosewood George IV Bergère chair, £42,000 per pair, from Hawker Trading. Dutch Mille Fleurs tapestry fragment c1500, £500, from Peta Smyth. Mrs Fletcher overhead projector assemblage, £1,750, by JamesPlumb. Antique wig maker’s block (on floor), £150, from Hawker Trading. 1850s painted hardwood chest of drawers, £2,495, from The Conran Shop. Harry Pearce kettle lamp assemblage, £720, by JamesPlumb. Concrete Chattanooga Girl (with Dog), £285, by Kathy Dalwood from Mint. Oil-drum pouffe, £50, by Jasleen Kaur. Indian Silkscreen Luminaire bespoke lightbox, £2,200, by JamesPlumb and Liberty of London from Liberty. Alexander McQueen, 4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7355 0088; www.alexandermcqueen.com). Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Bottega Veneta, 33 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7838 9394; www.bottegaveneta.com) and branches/stockists. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Hawker Trading, 107a Pimlico Road, London SW1 (020-7730 2122; www.hawkerantiques.com). JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Jasleen Kaur, jasleen.kaur.1@hotmail.com. Kathy Dalwood, www.kathydalwood.com and see Mint. Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk). Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). My SugarLand, 402-404 St John Street, London EC1 (020-7841 7131; www.mysugarland.co.uk). Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, 42 Moreton Street, London SW1 (020-7630 9898; petasmyth@ukonline.co.uk). Reem, www.reemalasadi.com and see My SugarLand.
James wears cotton jacket, £880, by Alexander McQueen. Cotton trousers with paint splashes, £240, by Miharayasuhiro from Browns. Linen sweater, £475, by Bottega Veneta. Ex-Voto necklace, £380, by Maria Zureta. Hannah wears cotton and lace slip, $310, by Dosa from Egg. Cotton and silk dress, £538, by Reem from My SugarLand. Vintage jewellery headpiece, £850, by Maria Zureta. Interior, clockwise from far right: 1830s rosewood George IV Bergère chair, £42,000 per pair, from Hawker Trading. Dutch Mille Fleurs tapestry fragment c1500, £500, from Peta Smyth. Mrs Fletcher overhead projector assemblage, £1,750, by JamesPlumb. Antique wig maker’s block (on floor), £150, from Hawker Trading. 1850s painted hardwood chest of drawers, £2,495, from The Conran Shop. Harry Pearce kettle lamp assemblage, £720, by JamesPlumb. Concrete Chattanooga Girl (with Dog), £285, by Kathy Dalwood from Mint. Oil-drum pouffe, £50, by Jasleen Kaur. Indian Silkscreen Luminaire bespoke lightbox, £2,200, by JamesPlumb and Liberty of London from Liberty. Alexander McQueen, 4-5 Old Bond Street, London W1 (020-7355 0088; www.alexandermcqueen.com). Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Bottega Veneta, 33 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7838 9394; www.bottegaveneta.com) and branches/stockists. Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Hawker Trading, 107a Pimlico Road, London SW1 (020-7730 2122; www.hawkerantiques.com). JamesPlumb, 020-7738 5547; www.jamesplumb.co.uk. Jasleen Kaur, jasleen.kaur.1@hotmail.com. Kathy Dalwood, www.kathydalwood.com and see Mint. Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk). Maria Zureta, www.mariazureta.com. Mint, 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square, London SW3 (020-7225 2228; www.mintshop.co.uk). My SugarLand, 402-404 St John Street, London EC1 (020-7841 7131; www.mysugarland.co.uk). Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, 42 Moreton Street, London SW1 (020-7630 9898; petasmyth@ukonline.co.uk). Reem, www.reemalasadi.com and see My SugarLand. | Image: Gisela Torres
Patched denim dungarees, £300, by Egg. Cotton long johns, £300, by Vintage Egg. Wool cable tank top, £450, by Missoni. Leather and suede sandals, £441, by Miharayasuhiro. Pigeon Wing headdress, £398.75, by Reid Peppard from RP/Encore. Interior, clockwise from centre: wooden Stair Chair, £1,800, by Tamasine Osher. Spanish 18th-century velvet piece, £2,000, from Peta Smyth. Antique child’s chair upholstered in 18th-century silk hemp and damask, £1,100, by Clarke & Reilly. Silk 18th-century tassel (just seen on door), £50, from Peta Smyth. Wooden framed mirror, £440, by Baileys Home from Liberty. Baileys Home, www.baileyshomeandgarden.com and see Liberty. Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Clarke & Reilly, 8 Porchester Place, London W2 (020-7262 3500; www.clarkeandreilly.com). Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk). Miharayasuhiro, see Browns. Missoni, 193 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7823 1910; www.missoni.com). Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, 42 Moreton Street, London SW1 (020-7630 9898; petasmyth@ukonline.co.uk). Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. RP/Encore, www.rpencore.com. Tamasine Osher, 07867-524 054; www.tamasineosher.com.JamesPlumb’s first solo show, From This Day Rorward, is at Milan Design Week, Zona K, Via Spalato 11, 20124 Milan (+3902-9737 8443; www.zonak.it) until April 18. Hair: Elliot Bssila at Nicky Clarke using Aveda. Make-up: Attracta Courtney using Chanel Spring 2010 and Rouge Coco. Models: Hannah Plumb and James Russell. Stylist’s assistant: Rochelle Reef. Set designer: Robert Storey.
Patched denim dungarees, £300, by Egg. Cotton long johns, £300, by Vintage Egg. Wool cable tank top, £450, by Missoni. Leather and suede sandals, £441, by Miharayasuhiro. Pigeon Wing headdress, £398.75, by Reid Peppard from RP/Encore. Interior, clockwise from centre: wooden Stair Chair, £1,800, by Tamasine Osher. Spanish 18th-century velvet piece, £2,000, from Peta Smyth. Antique child’s chair upholstered in 18th-century silk hemp and damask, £1,100, by Clarke & Reilly. Silk 18th-century tassel (just seen on door), £50, from Peta Smyth. Wooden framed mirror, £440, by Baileys Home from Liberty. Baileys Home, www.baileyshomeandgarden.com and see Liberty. Browns, 24-27 South Molton Street, London W1 (020-7514 0016; www.brownsfashion.com) and branch. Clarke & Reilly, 8 Porchester Place, London W2 (020-7262 3500; www.clarkeandreilly.com). Egg, 36 Kinnerton Street, London SW1 (020-7235 9315; www.eggtrading.com). Liberty, Great Marlborough Street, London W1 (020-7734 1234; www.liberty.co.uk). Miharayasuhiro, see Browns. Missoni, 193 Sloane Street, London SW1 (020-7823 1910; www.missoni.com). Peta Smyth Antique Textiles, 42 Moreton Street, London SW1 (020-7630 9898; petasmyth@ukonline.co.uk). Reid Peppard, reid@rpencore.com. RP/Encore, www.rpencore.com. Tamasine Osher, 07867-524 054; www.tamasineosher.com.JamesPlumb’s first solo show, From This Day Rorward, is at Milan Design Week, Zona K, Via Spalato 11, 20124 Milan (+3902-9737 8443; www.zonak.it) until April 18. Hair: Elliot Bssila at Nicky Clarke using Aveda. Make-up: Attracta Courtney using Chanel Spring 2010 and Rouge Coco. Models: Hannah Plumb and James Russell. Stylist’s assistant: Rochelle Reef. Set designer: Robert Storey. | Image: Gisela Torres
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