London is an amazing city, that is a fact. For a design hunter, there is anything you could possibly wish for in one huge and cosmopolitan place.
Last November I was invited to a night of art, magic and music at LINLEY’s London flagship store in Belgravia, when I had the chance to admire the quality and superior design of their pieces. I have been meaning to write this post since then.
This is a brand that offers unique design and master craftsmanship since 1985. This is quite rare nowadays in a mass produced world. We all know that quality doesn’t come cheap, but this post is about the amazing skills and care put into each piece. Just think about pieces that are passed to generation after generation in one family.
LINLEY summer school is one of those initiatives that sets this brand apart, teaching young students the techniques of hands-on making.
LINLEY has gained a reputation as the leader of modern marquetry, creating beautifully made unique products using woods and inlay in an imaginative, distinctive way.
I have selected a few pieces that I hope will make you appreciate the value of owning a unique and special thing:
Trafalgar decanter. As you may know my weakness and proudest addition to my house is the bar.
Henley triangle box. Next on my wish list is this exquisite watch box.
Table top globe. This is a way upgraded version to the one I had as a kid. But a globe still makes me wish to travel to new destinations.
Highclere Castle, Jewellery box. I had the chance to admire this very special jewellery box, which is huge and a true art piece.