Talking Style and Sustainability with Pip Newell | Medley Jewellery
During our Winter '21 Campaign we collaborated with Pip Newell, founder of Curated Spaces to explore sustainability, and style.
For our Medley Winter ’21 Campaign, we wanted to explore self-expression, confidence and individuality through the fitting aesthetics of the 70s era. Not only does our new-in jewellery celebrate a spirit of freedom and expression through style, we collaborated with some of our fave designers and curators to set the mood for our campaign shoot.
Pip Newell is the founder and tastemaker behind Curated Spaces, a destination for stunning vintage and second-hand furniture and homewares, and some of her treasures formed key parts of our Winter ’21 shoot. Pip is a big believer that quality, beautifully designed pieces that resonate with you can help to make your home uniquely yours, and allow you to express yourself through your surroundings.
We asked Pip about sustainability, style, and what great design means to her.
1. Have furniture and aesthetics always be a passion for you?
Definitely. I have always been enamoured by interior designers and architects. Before Curated Spaces I never thought I would actually have a career in the furniture and design world, but it has definitely been something I've been passionate about for a long time.
2. How did you get started with Curated Spaces?
Curated Spaces started as a hobby. Sourcing and selling vintage furniture was something I loved to do whilst studying photography at university. I started the Instagram account in 2017 with just my friends following me and slowly grew the business over the last four years.
3. Why are sustainability and salavaging important to you?
When it comes to furniture, salvaging is one way we can live more sustainably and have less of an impact on our environment. The more we can re-use and recycle, the less waste there is and demand to produce new things. If Curated Spaces has proved anything, I like to think it has shown that second hand-furniture can be just as beautiful as new furniture.