Jo Malone London - New Iconic Soap Wraps
In 2015 Michael was invited to build five comtemporary chinoiseries to illustrate Jo Malone London's iconic soap range. It is the second time he has collaborated with Britain's most famous purfume house.
Michael is thrilled to reveal the five designs that took several months to complete. Each of the complex filigrees are meticulously detailed digital botanicals, including tiny insects and animals that have become his trademark. Real plants were used to create the designs which are composed from many 2D/3D scans as well as photography of the fauna.
Farrow & Ball - Anniversary Wallpaper Collection
In 2016 Michael was asked to put together a collection of wallpapers for Farrow & Ball to celebrate their 80th aniversary. The 30's inspired set of designs range from farm yard scenes, architectural features and geometrics inspired by the decyphering of the enigma machine during World War II. The papers are all available from the F&B website and are printed in the unmistakable superior organic paint. Read more about the collection here:
Farrow & Ball - #FindItPaintItLoveIt
Take a piece a retro furniture, #FindItPaintItLoveIt. This is a delightful project where Michael was asked to customise a tired sideboard from zero to hero.
It took a weekend to complete the set of drawers in a monochrome and gold chinoiserie design all hand painted by Michael.
Ground colour is Purbeck Stone and top colours include, Downpipe, Ammonite, Wevet, Yellowcake, Gold and Silver. We adore Farrow and Ball not only for it's palette of heritage and mid century colours but for its recent burst of energy into upcycling and terrific new wallpaper ranges.
This paint company produces some of the finest colours in the world. It's green credentials and eco paints make Farrow & Ball the first choice for discerning colourists. See the project here:
Jo Malone London - Limited Edition Home Range
Jo Malone London is Michael’s largest special project to date. Building bespoke wallpaper designs for the British perfume house with which to wrap their home products has been a smooth and pleasurable experience.
The two bespoke designs are approached from a scent. Blackberry & Bay and Orange Blosson are JML fragrances given a visibility through Michael’s attention to detail and special techniques to reflect the freshness and unexpected ingredients of so many JML products.
The home products include Jo Malone London's candle, room diffuser, scent sachet and soap.
Each product has a hidden insect for you to find. Michael maintained the attention to detail by hiding an insect on each one in a different location.
You might think you spotted all of them but we guarantee you will have missed at least one on the back of the Blackberry & Bay soap.
Highgrove - a company from the Duchy of Cornwall - allowed Michael to build an exclusive series of designs for table top products.
The floral compositions and hand drawings were a direct response to the gardens at Highgrove.
They launched and were an immediate hit, quickly selling out. These items are now rare and difficult to come by.