News & Events

  • Andrew Webb

    A short letter to pass on sad news. Sadly on the night of the 3/4th of April Andrew Webb died after a relatively short battle with Cancer.

    It was only recently that we all had the pleasure of welcoming him back to the Pimlico Road. Some where in the 1990’s Andrew came to the area to work with Christopher Edwards and later with Lulu Lyttle, at her first shop Soane, soon after she opened in the basement at 89 Pimlico Road. Quiet, amusing , with a very dry sense of humour and the look of an innocent with his very pale complexion. He soon fitted in to our collection of extended families.

    One day we had a chat in Dove walk as I admired his much loved Triumph Stag. We both loved old cars. I learnt more of his interests and desires to set up on his own. With a growing family the car had to go and soon he was seen charging all over London on his scooter. The family live in Brighton so he had a long day commuting back and forwards by train.

    It was not too long before he was working free lance, advising international clients and developing his own range of products. Then with his business partner they set up Collier Webb and had opened a shop in the smartest stretch of the Fulham Road. But the pull of the Pimlico Road was to strong and come mid 2014 he found the premises he wanted back here where he truly belonged. Lots of very taxing work , with several unforeseen delays, led to the opening of there wonderful shop just after Christmas. Every one thought that he was exhausted by all the hard work but sadly things were a lot more seriously wrong. Despite a very brave battle the Cancer had taken hold and has so cruelly taken him from us all. He will be greatly missed.

    All our deepest sympathy goes out to his wife, his children and his family. We also send our best wishes to all his work colleagues who will also be in mourning.

    We wish the business continued success as a fitting memorial and reminder to us all of a gifted young man.
    Regards and best wishes in remembrance of a dear friend.

    Mark Boyce.

  • Spring Newsletter – March 2nd

    Spring is just around the corner , thank goodness, and the hint of warmer days brings more people out and about. The Pimlico Road is looking particularly attractive at present with some very tempting window displays. It is also of great interest to look behind the scenes.

    In mid February I was invited by the ever beautiful Paulene Stone to join her and a few friends at the show rooms of Ossowski. Mrs Stone had the winning bid at the Charity Auction, held at the Belgravia Awards party , for an evening drinks party and talk given by Mark Ossowski, assisted by his lovely wife, in their charming show room on the Pimlico Road. Helped by three varieties of superb English sparkling wines, and delicious smoked salmon and smoked trout from Daylesford we proceeded to the lower gallery for a most informative talk on the history of English Looking glasses from the 17th century to the early 19th century. This was followed by a talk and demonstration of gilding in the atmospheric work rooms behind the shop. I can highly recommend you booking a similar event for a few of your friends.

    On Monday evening I have been invited by Viscount Linley in his capacity as Chairman, Christie’s UK for Joanna Wood to celebrate the launch of her design book “Interiors for Living” . I have already read her beautifully presented book illustrated with excellent photographs. Viscount Linley has written a glowing introduction to her work and tells of their joint enterprises in the design world. Joanna gives in depth descriptions of several varied projects both in England and abroad. She eloquently gives her reasons for solutions to challenging conundrums, and her taste and desires to please the client. I particularly liked her own home in a converted country barn, and a calm retreat in Provence. The ornamental plaster relief walls of a Knightsbridge dinning room are stunning. The remarkable restoration, reconfiguring and redesigning of four palatial linked houses in St James’s, into one, is a triumph. Another enjoyable look behind the scenes. I am looking forward to seeing all of her team , her fellow designers and craftsmen and some of her clients at the party. In spite of their heavy work load , Joanna as Treasurer , Lucy Cox her PA and Kiran Bhavnani, her shop manager, work tirelessly and voluntarily to promote the Pimlico Road through the Pimlico Road Association for which we are all most grateful.

    In conjunction with House and Garden magazine an Interior Design Seminar will be held at Soane on March the 11th. Hosted by Lulu Lyttle entitled “British Craftsmanship and Design”. Lulu is the gifted proprietor and designer behind the brand and works with wonderful craftsman, in many different materials, up and down the country as can be seen in their very attractive showrooms on the Pimlico Road. She has created a remarkable business much admired around the world. Tickets can be booked and paid for through House and Garden. Keep a look out, for there are often similar talks and demonstrations through out the year.

    I hope you to will be inspired by what is being created in the area. If you have found my letter you already know about the Pimlico Road Website. All the businesses listed here have links back to their own websites where you will be able to find out what they are doing , what events they are going to host and what inspiring new products or projects they are working on. Get inspired.

    Happy hunting!

    Mark Boyce.

  • John Adams Fine Art

    Spring Exhibition – 24th February to 14th March

    Les Laboureurs, Jean Lombard, 1946, 100 x 140 cm

    Les Laboureurs, Jean Lombard, 1946, 100 x 140 cm

    Here at John Adams Fine Art we are very much looking forward to Spring, and to help encourage its arrival we have assembled a new collection of vibrant and diverse paintings, mainly by twentieth century French artists.

    Each work holds the promise of warmer days in a colour filled world, with thoughts of Summer soon to follow.