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Vogue Visits the London Home of Bella Freud - Designed by Retrouvius

Take the grand tour with Bella Freud. An absolute treat to revisit one of our favourite projects. Read the full article on the Vogue website.

One of our favourite projects and favourite clients - Thank you Bella!

❝Unsurprisingly, the west London street where Bella Freud lives has an illustrious—and highly fashionable—history. Welcoming Vogue into her home, she recalls a period in the ’90s when “everyone who’s ever been creative, practically” would stop by the maisonette at the front of her building, including the likes of Kate Moss, Mario Sorrenti, and Glen Luchford. “But this bit at the back was a bit of a dump,” she explains. “And then when it became available, I bought it.

Working with architect Maria Speake of Retrouvius, Freud quickly gutted the place and reshaped it into the open-plan, window-filled “sanctuary it is today—then filled it with all the weird and wonderful objects that have made the house a home. The items covering its walls and stacked across its shelves speak to Freud’s eclectic circle of friends and collaborators as much as they do her own, playful aesthetic as a fashion designer.❞



Vogue Magazine, March 2023

Words: Liam Hess

Director: Posy Dixon

Director of Photography: Lee Burnett

Editor: Katie Wolford

Producer, Luca: Liv Proctor 

Producer, Vogue: Naomi Nishi

Associate Director, Creative Development, Vogue: Billie JD Porter

Associate Producer: Natalie Harris

Assistant Camera: Max Edmed

Gaffer: Leo Olesker

Audio: Ro Colman

Production Assistant: Sarah Dines

Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar

Production Manager: Kit Fogarty

Line Producer: Romeeka Powell

Senior Director, Production Management: Jessica Schier

Assistant Editor: Andy Morell

Post Production Coordinator: Jovan James

Supervising Editor: Kameron Key

Post Production Supervisor: Edward Taylor

Director of Content, Production, Vogue: Rahel Gebreyes

Senior Director, Programming, Vogue: Linda Gittleson

Executive Producer: Ruhiya Nuruddin

VP, Digital Video English, Vogue: Thespena Guatieri

Featured Works:

Pinch Pot Cups by Kim Sion

Lucian and Bella Freud Portrait: ‘Lucian Freud standing on his head, with daughter Bella’, circa 1985. ©️ Estate of Bruce Bernard (courtesy Virginia Verran) 

Painting of Bella Freud: Bella, 1981 (Oil on Canvas), By Lucian Freud Private Collection© The Lucian Freud Archive

Portrait of Susie Bick and Nick Cave By Polly Borland

Bella Freud Barbers Painting: Untitled, 2019, By Richie Culver

Painting of Shirt and Tie, Acrylic on Canvas by Charlie Gosling

Artwork above Lucian Freud Paint Tray by Blondey

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