CATHY AZRIA BURKEMAN

FOUNDER OF BD DESIGNS

Born in Tunisia and brought up
in the South of France, Cathy Azria came
to London in 1980 to study sculpture. 

As seen in press

Artisans at work: extraordinary sculptures for the fireplace
Photo : © Thom Atkinson

Surrounded by metal strips and steel tables, gas canisters and lifting tackle, Cathy Azria Burkeman creates beautiful fire grates, having come up with the idea almost three decades ago…

Having discovered her passion she began to explore the concept of steel fire installations when her search for a contemporary fireplace for her own home proved fruitless. Hitting upon a successful design that combined form and function, she began to receive commissions and eventually set up her studio in Queens Park.

Since then Cathy has established her name in the world of interiors working for private clients, architects and designers, creating sculptural fireplaces, furniture and accessories in heavy metals for the home, 

garden and commercial projects. Cathy draws her inspiration from natural materials, organic forms, the interplay of light, and a conviction that what is functional can also be beautiful.

Cathy works to commission creating bespoke pieces and will never, mass-produce. She works by establishing a train of thought, then developing and refining it in response to each client’s requirements. Every piece is therefore unique and signed.

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Riser 1
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STAND UP

Stand Up is a happy addition to one’s life, as an extra helping hand wherever you may find yourself. 

The newest addition to the Lifestyle collection was born from the sudden pandemic and numerous lockdowns, to ease the stresses of holding your device during those inevitably long daily calls, video-sharing sessions and Zooms. 

“I had to find a way to free myself from the slavery of holding my phone to see and hear my loved ones. I wanted Stand Up to be sturdy, while light and portable, in a variety of colours and finishes to suit any taste.”

Mild Steel

  • W17 CM x H12 CM x D10 CM
  • copper
  • natural
  • black
  • white
  • bespoke patina available

FROM GBP 230

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Reclining figure resting

  • Bronze
  • W22 CM x D9 CM x H7 CM

On application

RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 1
RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 2
RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 3
RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 4
RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 5
RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 6
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RECLINING LADY WITH SKIRT 8
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Reclining lady with skirt

  • Bronze
  •  W32 CM x D28 CM x H14 CM

On application

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FIRST STEPS 3
FIRST STEPS 4
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FIRST STEPS

  • Bronze
  • W14 CM x H16 CM x D16 CM

On application

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rEBIRTH

  • Bronze
  • W23 CM x H25 CM x D14 CM 

On application

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EMBRACE

  • Bronze
  • W38 CM x H9,5 CM x. D46 CM

On application