Freddie’s Edward Barsamian Is All About Futuristic Style
The Freddie head of editorial and social and FREDERIC contributing editor is ready for what's next.
FOR ME, STYLE IS STYLE. There’s a continual thread of taste that exists, but it evolves as we, as individuals, continue to experience new things and meet new people. As someone who’s always looking at the new, now, next, it’s no surprise that my style bends toward the future. This is something I’ve also noticed seep into the world of interiors. It’s nothing new, as designer Pierre Cardin famously championed a space-age aesthetic more than 40 years ago, but when I saw the elegant, elevated yet contemporary spaces designed by Freddie designer Phillip Thomas, I was entranced by the mélange of textures and silhouettes. It reminds me of my approach to dress—I’ve long championed fluid dressing, selecting pieces that work for the person, not the gender. And given the rise of mashups on the runways and in the world of interiors, I wanted to look at pieces that work now and portend what’s to come. I’ve been craving a touch of bling, lots of texture, and oodles of luxury all wrapped in packages that look deceptively simple and streamlined.
Edward’s Futuristic Favorite
These adorable placemats remind me of constellations and stars and are elegant to use inside, outside, or in space.
Verderoccia Firenze Thirty Pearls placemat in rosewood and titanium, €250; verderoccia.com