Parapluie was founded in 2017 by Julia Bell, a Spear’s 500 Top Recommended Art Advisor (2022/23). Drawing upon Julia’s 25 years’ experience, we are now able to offer our clients a full 360-degree art advisory and commissioning service.
The fusion of art and interior design is not merely an aesthetic endeavour; it signifies a visual intelligence and appreciation for all aspects of design. Julia is, therefore, very much part of the architecture and interior design journey. Art informs our approach to creating successful spaces for our clients. Our designs consider artistic impact, technical installation, environmental conditions and long-term care and maintenance.
The final placement of the artwork is the result of a conversation between architect, interior designer and art expert. To ensure the longevity of a piece, we consider factors such as temperature, light exposure and moisture control. Some picture frames even incorporate miniature dehumidifying technology, while other works are intentionally left exposed, allowing them to become living pieces that evolve with time.
Complementing our own international portfolio, Parapluie also enjoys global reach. Julia’s network of artists, both well-known and up-and-coming, in the UK and overseas, ensures that our clients have access to many of today’s finest contemporary works.
Parapluie does not have a stable of artists and so is able to present independent and impartial recommendations and advice. This artistic freedom aligns perfectly with our “style agnostic” approach.