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Monet, woodwork and light fixtures with Jessie Andrews’ Tase Home

Jessie Andrews has always worked in plurals. Across disciplines of photography, design and fashion, the entrepreneur has held down her own in ever-roving Los Angeles. Tase Gallery's inception as an art and retail commune for her community was the starting point of Andrews' desire to collaborate. The space has featured several of her own brands alongside works from Hugo Comte and Ganna Bogdan. Now, Andrews has her sights set on furniture. With an initial launch for Tase Home focused heavily on woodworks, the conglomerate designer has begun crafting her second drop. In line with the Tase ethos, community-bridging and crafting beauty in spatiality will be benchmarks of her latest project.

Below, we catch up with Andrews to talk all things art and furniture, and the importance (and supremacy) of warm tones.


When did you realise that a home and design brand was something you wanted to pursue?

I’ve always admired aesthetically pleasing spaces. I could just sit in a room for hours analysing how the furniture, lighting and tones are brought together to make me feel the way I do, comfortable or stimulated. After renovating and designing so many spaces, my struggle had always been searching for unique pieces that aren’t over-used or typical, accessible and affordable. It became harder until I realised I could make my own, I wanted to contribute a puzzle piece that someone else may use to fullfill their vision.

The purposeful cultivation of spaces - whether in the home or in a communal setting - has been a driving force behind many of the projects you have worked on. How did this lead you to create Tase Home?

One of my favourite things in the world is connecting people, physically or digitally. After opening Tase Gallery I found a real passion for pairing furniture with art, then showcasing furniture as art. It made me look at furniture different and inspired me to dabble in wood working. We exhibited Flos and many vintage pieces when working on special projects. I’ve been obsessed with seating since I can remember, so it was fitting that my first design was a wooden stool.

What can we expect from the first launch in late 2024?

We’re in the midst of prototyping pieces in marble, lacquer and glass….plus lighting! Our next big release will be a collaboration with Nordic Knots later this year.

A big part of previous projects you have worked on, like Tase Gallery, is this sense of creative community. How have you brought this into the creation of Tase Home?

Connection and collaboration is essential for me now. I’ve worked on many projects alone and I don’t quite enjoy it as much. My plan is to keep the ethos of Tase in tact, I want to work with my community, support artists and create beautiful things to complement beautiful spaces.

You've mentioned that a key period of design inspiration for you has always been mid-century modern architecture. What are three simple but impactful design tips for anyone wanting to bring mid-century modern inspiration into their home?

1. Don’t be afraid to mix metal and wood

2. Over head lighting or lamps on a dimmer is a must.

3. Collect MCM design books from interior, architecture and typeface for inspiration.


What are three pieces in your own home that hold sentimental value or are special?

Besides the furniture from my Tase Dott collection and the unused prototypes… A royal blue fruit basket made out of clay by my friend Giza that can’t hold anything small in it, mostly just bananas. A glass Murano vase that makes every floral arrangement look so much better the way it’s oddly shaped, flowers fall and hang outwards at different levels. The dark wood panels I stained and installed in my dinner room, around the door frames and trimming in the kitchen, it warms the house up and adds this grounding force.

I really admire your passion and commitment to creating spaces that make us feel something. Has there been one space or environment that has moved you more than others?

The most beautiful space I’ve ever seen and experienced is the Water Lilies exhibition by Monet in the Musée de l'Orangerie. Truly an all encompassing experience of architecture, art and design for me.

The first collection for Tase Home is wood-collection focused. Do you already have an idea on what the focus of the next drop will be?

I’ve been exploring lighting, it’s intriguing to me. It’s the first thing I note when I step in a room. I love a soft warm tone. I love when the overhead light itself is filtered and you can’t see a piercing bulb. So that being said, lighting made like a lander silk, paper or wood.



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