A chair left where a favored aunt sat years ago to read to the children, a pile
of overflow books in the corner of the library, artwork as personal as it is important,
or a collection as much a part of the room as the seating.
These are JAGR : Interiors.
We are inspired by:
- The utilitarian minimalism of the 16th Century and the self-conscious minimalism
- Art which is intentional and art which is inadvertent; the intentional Art of the
painter or the inadvertent art of the two centuries old furniture maker whose only
mandate was utility.
- By a mis-matched chair at the games table
- Patina â€“ surface age and use
- By the seemingly endless ways in which great designers continue to address the simple
problem of the chair.
- By eclecticism. By virtuous eclecticism, which is evocative of the personality of
the collector or in which seemingly disparate pieces each inform our understanding
of the other.
- By layers
- The Country House â€“ a richness borne of time and use, care and cultivation.
- The perfection of graduated dovetails and the imperfection of a trestle table which
occupied an anonymous farmer over a bitter winter.
- By the clean lines and functionality of Modernism
- By space â€“ length, breadth, height, and â€“ most important â€“ volume. And by the way
in which the correct interior slan occupies space, informing our sense of it and
dictating our relationship to a room or to a home.