Biden Designs Address
47 Nassau Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9QG
Tel: 020-8563 2925
The special technique using oxidation and corrosion of gold, silver, copper and aluminium leaves creates stunningly opulent colours. After wafer thin handmade Washi paper is lined, the metal leaves are laid and pressed section by section. They are available in four patterns: Bamboo, Camellia, Trees and Lotus, and bespoke designs up to 100cm in repeat may also be created. A translucent version, the most recent addition, lets through light if applied on glass or resin.
This extraordinary wall covering made of natural wood was runner up in its category for The International Design and Architecture Award. The sustainably sourced wood is sliced into strips of just 0.16mm, and then dyed and woven to display the beautiful grain of Paulownia wood. The natural sheen of the material and the woven texture create unique multifaceted, animating effects, which can be enormously enhanced by lighting. Twenty- two beautiful colours are available in 3cm x 3cm, 5cm x 5cm and 8cm x 8cm square patterns.
Biden Designs developed a collection of textured materials which can create backlit walls. Some paper is translucent and becomes more see through when laminated between sheets of glass or resin because of the applied pressure. This makes it perfect for obscuring views, defusing light sources, and making glass look more organic while letting light through. The solid versions of Washi Paper can be applied on walls.
These decorative handles add distinctive finishing touches to furniture and cabinets. They are all hand finished and attention to detail is outstanding. The finishes are various: painted in black, plated with antiqued silver, etc, but, Biden particularly love the cloisonné finish whose colours are absolutely gorgeous. For those who prefer simple designs, they also offer alternative finishes.