Uniacke Rose

Biography

Rose Uniacke is an architectural and interior designer, antiques dealer and furniture designer who has garnered a world-class reputation for her signature aesthetic that is unrivalled in its quiet simplicity, sensitivity, and sophistication. A master of space and light, Uniacke restores, remodels and restructures rooms and buildings, often stripping a structure back to its bare bones, balancing texture, scale, and proportion for an inimitable level of refinement. From concept to completion, Uniacke works closely with skilled craftspeople to ensure a space is as inviting as it is functional, combining a richness of character, with warmth, serenity, and timeless elegance. Uniacke began her career at a furniture-restoration workshop, sparking an interest in antiques and furniture that would lay the foundation for her career. A move to France in 1994 saw Uniacke begin to really hone her craft and eye as she started to buy antiques to sell in her mother's store, the antiques dealer Hilary Batstone. Several years later, back in England, Uniacke was asked to help design a home; informed by an innate appreciation for classic design, Uniacke embarked on her first design project. Uniacke and her team now work on a broad portfolio of projects internationally, from London villas and apartments, to listed manor houses and global company headquarters, all for a varied yet discerning client base. The Rose Uniacke team is based in Pimlico, central London, in spacious premises that serves as a gallery which sells antiques and Rose Uniacke pieces and, below stairs - the project and product design studio. In 2010 Rose Uniacke launched Rose Uniacke Editions, a collection of furniture, lighting, and accessories. The collection was the organic solution to Rose's own personal hunt for elegant and distinctive items for her own home. When clients asked for similar pieces, it was a natural progression for her to produce them. Today the range continues to grow and calls upon the finest contemporary craftspeople to create the collection. In 2017, the Rose Uniacke offer expanded with the launch of Rose Uniacke Fabric Collection, a unique collection of custom-dyed cloth, in Uniacke's distinctive colour palette. Beautifully understated and above all functional, the collection is suitable for upholstery, furnishings, wall coverings and drapery. Now coveted globally, the collection embodies the company's driving ethical and environmental ethos, using almost entirely natural fibres and sustainable production methods. Autumn 2021 will see Uniacke open the doors to a new shop, her second, on the Pimlico Road, located opposite the existing Rose Uniacke Gallery. The new space, set over two floors, will be devoted to textiles, housing the expansive RU Fabric collection on the ground floor and a curated selection of table, kitchen and bed linen and cashmere - plus the brand's new range of environmentally conscious paints - downstairs.

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