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01/05/19

SPRING: REFLECTED

Screen Shot 2019-05-01 at 12.24.25One thing we’ve always loved about our cafetière design is its ability to not only blend into its surroundings, but make them that extra bit special. Beautiful flowers? This cafetières shiny exterior will reflect these right back.

01/05/19

conquering the weld

Screen Shot 2019-05-01 at 12.19.19We moved our tools from China and back to England late in 2014, full of enthusiasm for what was to come. This weld and polish almost stopped the whole operation. Why? It turns out it is incredibly tricky. Welders up and down the country attempted and came to the conclusion it was impossible. We were lucky enough to find an independent welder in Berkshire, who trialed it and succeeded. Our welder now has trained and employs apprentices who can complete this weld. We’re so happy to have found our welder & also that these cafetières have helped grow specialist craftsmanship in England. (The photo to the left is before the polish.)

01/05/19

Sustainable wooden handles

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We trialed handles in ash, oak, beech and walnut. The rich hues of our sustainably sourced walnut was a firm favourite. Our wood turner is based in Norfolk and can source woods locally. If you have something special in mind, or have a much loved piece of wood, get in contact and we’ll see what we can do.

01/05/19

The Freud Cafetiere: Exclusively handmade in England

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The long wait for our new cafetière is over!!!!

Follow this page to learn about the stages behind our timeless Freud Cafetière and the craftsmen who have made it possible to manufacture in England.

15/01/19

Antonella Cianfagna : Art

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Antonella was born in Adria, Italy and graduated from the DAMS Art University of Bologna. Her early artworks were mainly drawings on paper for which she
would use ink or watercolours. Antonella moved to London and shifted to painting, mainly oil and acrylic works, using canvasses and larger surfaces.

Antonella works with a number of art workshops, for children, which have been deeply
inspirational to her own experimentation of materials and techniques. From drawing to printmaking (linocut and etching), and from
monoprints to clay sculptures.

Antonella believes that the artist’s role is to find a space for the unspoken words and inner feelings to come out and be made visible. Therefore, her research focuses on human emotions and state of minds.

Antonella’s exhibition is currently hanging on the walls of our London bar and are available to purchase.

Exhibition from the 15th of January – 15th of February 2019.

30/10/17

On Your Doorstep Presents ‘One Night Only: Jazz / Funk / Acapella’

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Friday 3 November 21:30 – 01:30
On Your Doorstep Presents ‘One Night Only: Jazz / Funk / Acapella’
Featuring performances from The Alternotives, The Oxford Belles, The Gargoyles, Garfunkel and more!
All profits going to Oxford Homeless Pathways & Aspire charities

23/10/17

VERONICA ARIS ZLATAR: HOPE

Screen Shot 2017-10-23 at 13.57.27After years of studying Phenomenology, Aris decided to turn to the visual arts with a series of charcoal portraits in 2013, as a way to broaden philosophical discussions outside of the scholarly field.

This translation of philosophical discussions into visual arts has two main implications: on the one hand, it turns Philosophy back into everyday life, and on the other hand, turns the aesthetic experience of Art into a meaningful scenario for discussion, reflection and knowing thyself.

Hope is a selection of 8 charcoal portraits, out of the 20 Aris made for the exhibition, Faces of Hope: Stories of Imigration, at the House of Europe in Zagreb May 2017, and it is meant to be an invitation to explore the experience of living abroad and the human growth at work in it.

All pieces are for sale & a selection of limited edition prints will be available through the Freud website.

Exhibition from the 29th of October – 26th of November 2017.

19/10/17

Limina

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As one year ends and another approaches, Café Reason looks over its history and forward to its future, with a cabaret-style performance that offers an eclectic mix of reimagined early work and box-fresh choreography from its newest members. The theme of Limina (threshold) is one of beginnings and endings, transition and duality – a dreamlike series of short butoh-inspired pieces, combined with original live music and video.

For this performance, the climax of
its 20th anniversary programme, and preceded by an exhibition of archive images, lm, and costumes, Café Reason returns to its rst-ever venue, the iconic Freud café-bar, with its unique architecture and atmosphere, for a creative and celebratory evening.

CAFÉ REASON is an experimental performance group specialising in butoh – an iconoclastic dance form that originated in post-war Japan. Constantly innovating, the group seeks to extend the boundaries of perception and the interpretation of human experience. Long-term collabora- tors Malcolm Atkins, Bruno Guastalla, and Pete McPhail, will provide an exciting and original musical interpretation.

17/10/17

Tara Benjamin-Morgan: Slow past the Null

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Slow past the Null
September 29 – October 27, 2017

FREUD is pleased to present Slow past the Null, a solo show of works by the London-based artist Tara Benjamin-Morgan. For the past few years, her practice has been concerned with the formation of other worlds in which the viewer might exist; a place where the imagination can immerse itself and supplant the ambiguous forms with fragments of their own memories and dreams. It is a mythology in pieces, waiting for the viewer to complete it.

This exhibition presents recent works alongside two older drawings which, through their more concrete forms, help to clarify the visual language in which Benjamin-Morgan now works. The title of the show, Slow past the Null, animates the noun; it makes a creature of it. The Null is a presence that emerges from the nothing – from the abstract marks, nooks and shadows of the paintings. Tentatively, these recede and give form to a hand; an ear; a neck; a gaze that catches us unawares and then dissipates once more into our memory. Slow past the Null asks us to keep an eye open for the unseen things; to move slowly and to keep our wits about us. Yet the half-hidden and reclusive nature of these figures and creatures lends them a fragility; their existence utterly contingent on whether or not they are recognised.

Tara Benjamin-Morgan was born in 1991, in South London. She gained a BFA in Fine Art at the University of Oxford in 2013 and is currently studying Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. She has participated in artist’s residencies in the U.K., Iceland and Japan and is now participating in By Other Means, an artist’s residency and creative network in London.

03/10/17