Patricia Aagreen has always loved finding the beauty in things that others have discarded. Once-cherished objects that have been forgotten and neglected, jewels that may have faded, ornaments that are broken, but that just need a little love, care and creativity to turn them into a piece of treasure again.
Patricia comes from a family of antique dealers, so it’s in her blood. As soon as she was old enough, she would join her parents on trips to antique fairs and flea markets, rifling through the stalls to find the hidden gems among the bric-a-brac.
As a young girl she lived for two years in North Africa and for the past 20 years she has been living and travelling, notebook and camera in hand, throughout Asia and Europe. Each place she has lived or visited, each with their different landscapes, colours, culture and history, has stayed with her.
She discovered along the way that we all weave our beliefs, hopes and dreams into precious objects, and how stories are told as these objects are handed down through generations.
Inspired by her travels, Patricia has been making jewellery for 15 years, but two years ago she decided to change direction. There were so many things in the world already, why do we need to keep making anew?
And so she created A Room. Today she only uses recycled materials, found objects and antiques to create her unique pieces. Everything she makes pays homage to its origins and respects its heritage but it has been given a new form, with new life and new stories.
Her philosophy is that so much beauty is out there. Sometimes it just needs another chance to shine.