Treasures of the Desert
Sand roses are also known as desert roses or desert gypsum crystals. Their tiny formations of beige-pinkish colour crystallised in arid sandy conditions just below the desertâ€™s surface. These natural treasures are usually found in a variety of sizes, ranging from small rosettes about a centimetre across to large bouquets. No matter how thorough your search, you will never find two identical pieces.
Designerâ€™s Atelier disc-like crystals of unusual ephemeral beauty originate in the deserts of China, Mexico, USA and Libya. They are gently piled up atop one another and intersecting at odd angles. Surely they make for an ideal gift for anyone with a wanderlust soul and a wish to celebrate lightness and delicate beauty of the desert hidden to those who havenâ€™t dared to explore it.
Designer’s AtelierOriginally a scholar devoted to the study of philosophy and history she paid little heed to her childhood habit of rearranging objects let alone envisioning a future as an award-winning designer with a devoted international clientele. When her years of study left her restless with their lack of practical application a chance distraction of redesigning an old house was nothing short of a great awakening. She realized that interior design was a living philosophy noting that the arrangement style and colours of a room has a direct influence on its inhabitants. What she had overlooked as a compulsive habit now transformed into an all consuming passion revealing an almost uncanny instinct for balance and a brave use of texture and materials that others were quick to take note of. After a stint working for the famed Andrew Martin design team she procured a coveted internship with interiors icon Kelly Hoppen. With the quiet assurance one only sees in those who have found their life’s mission Dagmar had a growing client base before even finishing her design course. Awards began to pile up. She attracted the attention of Sir Terence Conran and Philippe Starck who judged her worthy of second place in the One to Watch Mydeco competition which aimed to discover the UK’s most promising designers. BIDA Design Review magazine showcased her as runner up in the Il Tempo Abitare competition. Most recently she was one of three winners in Homes & Gardens magazine’s competition sponsored by renowned interiors brand Sanderson in their search for a designer who could bring English style to a 21st Century interior. Working both residentially and commercially and with a product line that sells internationally Dagmar prides herself on her approachable manner with clients and has committed herself to creating design experiences that work from the inside out to restore one’s energy and reflect one’s own personality lifestyle and good health over following any trend.