We love anything that is handmade and completely unique. Twiggargerie is that brand. Born out of a creative collaboration between Anita Bell in the UK and Brian Bell in Australia. All of these incredible sculptures are made from natural twigs with all their gorgeous imperfections that nature so lovingly gives. The colours are incred! These are perfect pieces to wow your visitors and just for your eyeballs to stare at all day. They can be used anywhere in the house to add a bunch of character.
We adore…here’s our chat with Brian.
How unique and incredible…where did your idea come from?
The initial idea came from Anita (business partner, now living in the UK) who had made a few pieces for a client who were opening a retail gift shop and I helped her put it together. Initially they were quite bespoke pieces in natural twigs and I slowly introduced the colour into the pieces and have since expanded the range. Since then its been a bit of a family affair really as for instance the crosses came from one of my twin daughters, Jemma, the arrows were Anita’s idea, the cube sculpture is my idea etc etc.
What moment did you realise – ‘I have finally been noticed and people love it’ with your products?
Not sure if there was ever “a moment”, but its been a gradual thing over a few years. The most pleasing aspect for me is the fabulous comments I have received from individual clients and it’s quite humbling.
How long does the typical piece take to make?
A most commonly asked question and it’s a little difficult to answer as most of the pieces are not made in one sitting but are made progressively over a period of time as glue needs to set, paint needs to dry etc etc. The pieces always seems to be in various stages of manufacture and my place is really a perfect example of “organised chaos” but they all come together in the end.
Fave item in your range?
Probably the cube sculpture as it allows a little more creativeness and I love the colour combos that can be played with. And I also love the hanging mobile pieces as they are fun to make.
24 hours in the city of your choice?
Well…there are many cities that I haven’t yet, but I would love to go to likes Berlin, but, of those cities where I have been, probably wandering aimlessly around the Left Bank of Paris and finding interesting shops and eating places would be perfect! And staying at a really interesting small hotel would top it off.