I don't remember why I first came across the work of OCHRE - I was browsing images a little less than two years ago, maybe for a design project, and came across an interiors scene which enchanted me. I printed it out and pinned it to my cork board. The image above is not the one I have pinned - I haven't been able to find that one again. But the name OCHRE was associated with that image and it wasn't until many months later as I stood staring at the image on my cork board that I looked up the company's website to learn more about them.
As I did more research into the company I was increasingly impressed. Mostly because all three partners are women. And that is inspiring to me. Also I love their aesthetic, just the right amount of interesting with a calm created by simplicity...beauty of the understated.
Here is text from the about section on their website:
OCHRE designs furniture, lighting and accessories for the interior. Their designs place equal importance on harmonious proportions, luxurious materials and matchless craftsmanship.
British designers Joanna Bibby and Harriet Maxwell Macdonald, who shared an aesthetic for the beauty of the understated, founded OCHRE in 1996. Solenne de la Fouchardière became the third partner and fellow designer four years later. Along with selling directly to individuals, OCHRE’s clients are leading international interior designers and architects. OCHRE has worked on many custom projects for private residences, boutique hotels and restaurants throughout the world.
Today, OCHRE is acclaimed internationally with showrooms in London and New York and continues to grow organically whilst staying true to its considered design roots. It is the destination for those in search of discreet glamour - the hallmark of OCHRE.