Episode One

The Fine Art of Comissioning

with Cynthia Corbett & Jane Adams live from London Art Fair 2023

How do you move from collecting an artist’s work to shaping a be-spoke piece in conversation with a maker?

This special episode for London Art Fair launches Be-Spoke’s second programme. Adriana is joined by leading international gallerist Cynthia Corbett and Jane Adams, founder of luxury online interior studio AUTHOR. Together, they explore the principals of slow design, the layers of emotional and connection held within bespoke objects for the home and how to move from collecting to commissioning in a fine art context.

Episode One

The Fine Art of Comissioning

with Cynthia Corbett & Jane Adams live from London Art Fair 2023

How do you move from collecting an artist’s work to shaping a be-spoke piece in conversation with a maker?

This special episode for London Art Fair launches Be-Spoke’s second programme. Adriana is joined by leading international gallerist Cynthia Corbett and Jane Adams, founder of luxury online interior studio AUTHOR. Together, they explore the principals of slow design, the layers of emotional and connection held within bespoke objects for the home and how to move from collecting to commissioning in a fine art context.

“Anything is possible, across all mediums. If you’ve got a spark: ask, converse, speak to the artist directly. Don’t feel any form of restriction. Engage with galleries and designers who can hold your hand and walk you through the process.”

Jane Adams, Founder, AUTHOR Interiors

Our Guests

Cynthia Corbett

Cynthia Corbett is an art historian, curator and leading international gallerist. She enjoyed a high-profile career as an economist before establishing her gallery in 2004. The Cynthia Corbett Gallery has a broad annual exhibition programme and represents established, as well as, emerging contemporary artists worldwide.

Always on the lookout for new talent, Cynthia is also founder of the Young Masters Art Prize, a curatorial platform that nutures and supports emerging artists working in a wide range of media and processes.

Jane Adams

Jane Adams is the founder of AUTHOR, a luxury online interior gallery that specialises in the curation of expertly crafted, British furniture and accessories. Jane originally studied dentistry but always had an interest in interiors and beautiful things.

Her work at AUTHOR invites and encourages people to embrace the long lasting pleasure of having considered and well-crafted pieces specially made for them and their homes. A champion of ethical and sustainable design, Jane is passionate about supporting young makers and sharing the stories behind their unique pieces.

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