Fine Art meets Design.
MICHAEL ANGOVE is a specialist in surface pattern, with particular emphasis on finely drawn trompe l’oeil and complex botanical chinoiserie. His attention to detail, hidden imagery and clever use of shadow makes his pattern, designs and products both beautiful and entertaining.
Michael has worked with some of the UK's best known companies including limited edition home scent range with Jo Malone London, Agent Provocateur shop interiors, fabric collections with Liberty of London, Farrow & Ball wallpapers collections and many more.
His passion for sharp detail and complex natural structure originates from his specific goal of recreating undeniable beauty. Michael’s chinoiserie designs capture nature in its most spectacular moments and are bursting with life to make highly desirable and coveted design works. Every single chinoiserie is packed with hidden insects and animals, maybe a stick insect, sometimes a lizard, always a surprise.
All designs start with a real plant or flower and each one is nurtured as though from a seed to blossom into flawless examples of splendor with universal appeal. There are no finer examples of this kind of digital designing. Executed to the highest possible standard and meticulously detailed, they embody the rich and wild behavior of nature.
Michael is a talented fine artist and creates astonishing trompe l’oeil designs that play with what is real and what is not. His hand-drawn objet d’art seem to sit upon the surface through clever use of shadow and technical superiority. These conversational pieces have become design classics with global appeal and success.