Andrew Logan is the English artist, sculptor and jeweller promising to make Christmas that bit more magical this year. The artist’s magical universe is up for sale this December in Andrew Logan, The Shop, a surreal emporium in London Bridge.
Painted glass, semi-precious stones, mirrors and found objects have been given new life in the shape of brooches, chokers, bow ties and cufflinks. While wall decorations, lamps, tables and chandeliers are formed with much the same DIY charm. Everything Andrew Logan crafts is a bold statement. Born in Oxfordshire, and educated as an architect, the man who has designed jewellery for Emmanuel Ungaro, Zandra Rhodes and Roberto Cavalli could have had a very different life. “I designed a few buildings in 1967,” Andrew says of a year spent in North America working for the Virginia Historic Landmark Commission and an architects’ office in Winnipeg. “I don’t know if they were ever built though!” Flower power changed Logan’s perspective, and instead of buildings he channelled his energies into London’s blossoming cultural and fashion sceneand a myriad of diverse projects. Including Biba’s 1974 sculpture garden, life-size horse sculptures, eight feet tall ‘cosmic eggs’, founding the ongoing Alternative Miss World contest – “expect another event around the Olympics, 2012!” – and exhibiting everywhere from Baltimore to Moscow, India to Lithuania. “I love work that comes from the heart,” he informs. “The universe has influenced me more than anything.” Dolce & Gabbana and Brian Eno are both collectors of his work. And now, thanks to his store designed by partner Michael Davis, you too can take away a bijoux relic of Logan’s world.
Here i-D’s resident gardener Scarlett Cannon talks shop with Andrew himself.
Text Dean Mayo Davies
Photography George Harvey