Lola Lely

Lola Lely is an artist, designer and maker based in Walthamstow, East London. She was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and was raised in London and Kent. Lola's work is process and narrative-based and the outcomes may take the form of an event rather than just a product: a resting point rather than an end point. She practices craft in fresh and unexpected ways by linking contemporary practices and technology with age-old techniques, and embracing storytelling and heritage in all elements of her work. Lola’s work has been exhibited internationally including, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts, the Design Museum in London and at Art Basel in Switzerland. Lola is also the co-founder of Wax Atelier, a London-based studio exploring the intersection between traditional craft and contemporary techniques in beeswax and natural materials. Wax Atelier’s collaborators to date include Burberry, JW Anderson and more.
Wondering People_Lola Lely

WP: "What is your most beloved room in your home and why?"
Lola: "I moved into this house last November and it's been quite the journey! Renovating a house when you're short on time is no small feat. But there's a certain truth to the idea that a house needs time to become a home. You have to live in a space to truly understand its light and shadow. Just like I appreciate a room bathed in sunlight, I've come to find a beauty in the moody corners, too. This idea resonated with me while reading ‘In Praise of Shadows’ by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.
My favourite space, and the most well-used, is currently the reception room (in Victorian houses, it’s traditionally the area between the salon and dining room). After adding a table, it's become a magnet for family and friends. We've enjoyed countless dinners and candlelit conversations that stretched into the wee hours around that table. It's a testament to the power of functionality and the unexpected ways in which a space can connect people."

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