The magic of Studio Weave's work in the flesh is really quite breathtaking. We first heard their name on the shore of Kielder Water in Northumberland where they have crafted Freya's Cabin, a small structure come art installation which glistens gold on the outside, with an enchanted forest hidden within its gilded walls. The cabin is not only a beautiful place to stumble upon on during a peaceful walk but also carries with it its own narrative and central character Freya, whose story is written inside the cabin, and can also be found online.
The idea of juxtaposing modernist, striking art installations with natural surroundings could be seen as a bit 'old hat' within the design crowd but Studio Weave seem to breathe fresh air into the genre, creating a similar mix of intrigue and poetic beauty as Olivier Grossetête's hot air balloon bridge, Pont de Singe, which floated above Tatton's Japanese garden for the park's 2012 biennial.
Cities around the globe have also been touched by the studio's idiosyncratic installations, from the mind-bogglingly brilliant Lullaby Factory within Great Ormond Street Hospital, which soothes and excites the senses of its inhabitants, to the Shanghai Xintiandi Pavilion, which envelopes visitors in a stream of golden chains.
Other highlights are the colourful outdoor classroom in Dartford and the ultimate natural experience, the Fire Folly, which speaks to the outdoor adventurer in all of us here at Raw.
Discover more of Studio Weave's creations - studioweave.com