Art

Warts and All exhibition Philip Mould
Philip Mould Case Study

Philip Mould is a global expert on Old Master and British portraiture and has become renowned as a sleuth for uncovering sleepers and lost artworks from the depths of art history. [...]

Design

Masterpiece London 2013
Masterpiece London 2013 Case Study

Strong sales and record attendance position Masterpiece London at the heart of the London art season Since Masterpiece’s launch in 2010 it has established itself as an annual event in [...]

Luxury

BurlingtonArcade entrance
Savile Row meets The Burlington Arcade

Objective: During London Collections: Men, the bespoke tailors of Savile Row and luxury menswear retailers  of Burlington Arcade (including Crockett & Jones, Harrys of London, Jimmy Choo Men, Church’s, Thomas [...]

Events

Joe Gilmour from Roberson at the October 1st Rock and The Vine
HSBC Premier Wealth Case Study

Cultivating relationships with existing customers through events. HSBC is known for being the world’s local high street bank however, their HSBC Premier Wealth services are less well-known. [...]

What's On

Butchoff Antiques champions furniture makers of the future by launching a contemporary design competition to celebrate their 50th Anniversary

Visitors to the UK can find whatever floats their boat at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

 

Tweets

Musings

Perfecting the British Accent

The Financial Times have just been on the phone sourcing images for a piece on the Best of British design and talent. They are featuring a project launched by Butchoff Antiques who have chosen to celebrate their 50th anniversary by creating a design competition to give a burgeoning furniture student a launchpad into production. A few miles down the road in Mayfair, The New Craftsmen has recently launched – a wonderful and collaborative approach to peddling British skill and creativity. It seems that everywhere I look someone is celebrating innovation, design and creativity that is quintessentially British.

 

 

Is there something in the air or is my imagination simply playing tricks on me. Quite possible, after I experienced a rather dazzling  moment shaking hands with Her Majesty the Queen at the home of Received Pronunciation or the perfect cut glass British accent – Buckingham Palace. This cannot help but inject a bit of old fashioned British pride into even the least patriotic.  I jest of course, but it does seem that the current zeitgeist is firmly committed to championing the home grown – whether it is luxury brands supported by the likes of Walpole and Burlington Arcade here or Gieves and Hawkes and Whistles spreading their wares across the globe.

 

More Musings

An insight into the World Wealth Report 2014

Claire Owen, August 1, 2014

Capgemini and RBC Wealth Management recently published an analysis of all the HNWs from around the world. They looked at 5 key sections including growth & drivers, attitudes & performance, [...]

Review: Malevich at the Tate Modern, ‘The Zero Hour of Painting’, by guest-blogger Lucy Byford

Freya Simms, July 24, 2014

The current retrospective of Kazimir Malevich (1879-1935) at the Tate Modern establishes the Futurist-Suprematist as consistently cutting-edge, even a century after the conception of his work.

Behind Malevich’s most seminal work, ‘Black Square’, 1915, lies a lifetime’s worth of development, of which the ominously sheer black canvas marks one of many facets. The retrospective leads its visitors through rooms of paintings stylistically akin to Cézanne, Gauguin and Braque before introducing his abstract work. Yet even during this early figurative stage, an interest in geometric form transforms Russian serfs trudging through snow in ‘Morning in the Village after the Snowstorm’, 1912, into a series of Léger-like metallic planes, creating a jarring juxtaposition between the archaic way of life still predominant in Russia at the time and the modern methods by which this hardship is rendered[...]

Review: Brimming with Art at Burlington House (The Summer Exhibition and more)

Emma Double, July 22, 2014

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition lives up to its reputation displaying a panoply of contemporary art with some glorious nods to the past, while the Society of Antiquaries welcomes visitors for one month [...]

British Folk Art

Claire Owen, June 16, 2014

With the rise of column inches devoted to Peter Blake, Museum of Everything and Grayson Perry; British Folk Art has most definitely become part of the London Zeitgeist. Although at [...]

HALLMARK Salon showcases the very best of British Hallmarked Craftsmanship

Elizabeth Dellert, June 10, 2014

HALLMARK Salon 2014 will take place this year at Somerset House, one of the major arts and cultural venues in the heart of London, from Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 [...]

Kingston University student Giulia Liverani wins Butchoff Antiques 50th Anniversary Design Competition

Emma Double, June 4, 2014

Butchoff Antiques is delighted to announce Giulia Liverani, a student of Kingston University’s MA Product + Space course, as the winner of the Butchoff 50th Anniversary Design Competition, which was [...]