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    Welcome to the new Pimlico Road website.

    I have not written for a while as we were waiting to launch the site. It has been most rewarding working with Tim Saunders from Technique Web to get it up and running. It has also enabled me to talk with all our members and refresh my knowledge of their stock, projects, and new products. I hope you to will find it much easier to search through our site for your requirements. You will be able to link into each company’s own personal website to discover their wider product range and services provided.

    On my travels I have found some marvels in all the wonderful shops and galleries in Holbein Place, Ebury Street, Lower Sloane Street, Ebury Bridge Road, Bourne Street, Saint Barnabas Street and of course The Pimlico Road [Just to remind you of the area our little village covers]. Paulo Moschino at Nicholas Haslam has just completely rearranged his shop in Holbein Place to great effect with some excellant new seating and lighting ranges. Joanna Wood has changed her charming windows. One is devoted to delightful Easter gifts, the other a bright and cheerful roomset with an elegant wall paper, pretty painted furniture and lighting with their usual blend of delicious accesories. At Dale Rogers Ammonite I found a beautiful, large and tactile sculpture in highly polished Lapis Lazuli.

    In Patrick Jefferson’s window I saw a beautiful and meticulously painted landscape, “A view outside Haarlem”, c1857 by Willem Vester. I am constantly mesmerised by the Hyper Realist paintings in the Plus One Gallery, whilst across the road at Julian Simon Fine Art there are romantic and equally impressive late 19th century flower paintings on which to feast the eyes. If you are looking for art works do try all the shops because most have something of interest. FBC Interiors, Jane Churchill, Michael Reeves, Tomas Starzewski, Mark Ransom and Jamb represent up and coming young artists in addition to their main business.

    Anthony Outred has just presented a stunning selling exhibition entitled “The Collectors Cabinet”. Echoing the collectors cabinets of the Renaisance his two shops are full of strange and exotic objects, furniture and works of art. I particularly admired a collection of 72 boxed entomological specimen displays, containing insects and the wax models of plants and fruits on which they feed. There is a deliciously macabre collection of momento mori, carved ivory skulls intertwined with snakes, toads and other animals.

    I am sad to anounce that after many years Nicholas Gifford- Mead is giving up his shop on The Pimlico Road though he will continue to deal from his warehouse. There will be an Auction of a large part of his collection of fireplaces, grates and sculptures at Christie’s, South Kensington later in the year. We all wish him well in his new venture.

    Do keep a look out for our new Pimlico Road Taxi. It will be on the road in April. If you see it, do take a picture and tweet it to our twitter page. Jump in and come to The Pimlico Road to discover all that we have to offer.

    Happy Hunting. Regards Mark Boyce.

  • A Celebration of British Design, Craftsmanship, Engineering & Innovation – February 27th 2014

    craftsmanship-website-newsletter-page-72dpiFebruary 27th 2014 sees the start of a fascinating interactive exhibition in the LINLEY flagship store on Pimlico Road, curated by David Linley and Scott Simpson. The idea for the exhibition grew from David’s desire to encourage an appreciation of ‘making’, not only in terms of traditional craftsmen but also the modern day innovators and engineers who are artists and craftsmen in their own right. The carefully selected brands forming the exhibition are all renowned for the design and creation of fine objects and have been brought together under one roof in a celebration of British craftsmanship, design, engineering and innovation.

    Providing a captivating insight into the traditions and values of the selected brands, from motorbike makers and cufflink designers to bespoke milliners and spectacle specialists, the exhibition aims to unlock the creation process, and in doing so celebrates the unquantifiable amount of skill and attention to detail involved in creating each and every piece; whether it be an intricate dial on a customised Bamford Watch Department watch or the tiny pistons on a Hornby train. Visitors will be encouraged to interact with the artisans from many of the different disciplines in order to experience first-hand the unique skills and attributes which have made them the best of their kind. From a Barnard and Westwood printing press to a LINLEY marquetry expert, the eclectic display demonstrates the unrivalled breadth and depth of skills of the British innovators, designers, craftsmen and engineers behind each and every piece.

    A curious fascination about the way things work, combined with a keen eye for detail, motivated David Linley to not only create the very finest pieces of furniture possible but to encourage the appreciation of exemplary craftsmanship in others. It is important to realise that luxury is not just about the end cost but about the spirit and the skill of the creator, combined with the very finest quality that gives it character and soul. Mass manufacturing cannot achieve the feeling of the soft leather from a pair of custom-made Lobb shoes moulded expertly to your feet, the perfect fit of a custom-made Lock hat or the minute accuracy of the engraving on a Purdey gun which leaves it perfectly balanced; it does not allow for the hours of research and engineering that go into making a Bremont watch withstand the force of an ejector seat, nor the extraordinary expertise required to fine-tune a McLaren engine.

    The exhibition has kindly been sponsored by Nyetimber, the maker of the finest English sparkling wine. They are the perfect partner with LINLEY for this celebratory exhibition due to the fact that their winemaking team is among the most proficient in the world and, like all other brands exhibiting, everything they do is done in the passionate pursuit of the very best quality possible.

    The exhibition brings together one company with a three hundred year history with another with less than two years’, demonstrating that craftsmanship and the pursuit of perfection are as alive today as they ever were. BVS Handbags, Hardy Fishing and Globe Trotter luggage hold their own alongside a Rolls Royce Aerospace engine and a JCB digger; a clear indication that from the initial concept to the finished object, from hand-making to high-tech machinery, uniqueness is inherent to each and every item in the exhibition.

    Featured Brands:

    LINLEY
    McLaren Automotive
    JCB
    Gladstone Motorcycles
    Hornby
    Rolls Royce Aerospace
    Purdey
    Lock & Co
    John Lobb Bespoke
    Globe Trotter
    C.W Dixey
    BVS Bespoke
    Bremont Watches
    Bamford Watch Department
    Barnard & Westwood Printers
    Hardy Fishing
    Nyetimber
    Deakin & Francis
    Palawan Press

    The exhibition will continue to run until 14th March.
    LINLEY Belgravia, 60 Pimlico Road, SW1W 8LP

  • Plus One Gallery Paul Day Exhibition 26th March – 19th April
    The Viaduct

    The Viaduct

    Plus One Gallery artist Paul Day has spent over twenty years developing a highly personal approach to figurative sculpture with a particular interest in representing the figure in architectural space using high-relief, an art form that combines drawn composition and fully rounded sculpture.

    Over the years he has developed a form of art singularly difficult to categorise in terms of contemporary artistic idioms. His high relief sculptures in terracotta, resin and bronze have been exhibited widely in Europe and are appreciated not least for their peculiarly personal approach to perspective, as seen in ‘Brussels, an urban comedy’, a 25 metre long terracotta
    frieze in the Royal Galleries of Saint-Hubert in Brussels.

    i-people woman

    i-people woman

    His exhibitions attract considerable interest from both the public and media alike. This appeal of an artist who is unquestionably of his time but whose world links up with a longstanding tradition is rare. Day has the themes of Urbanity and the City at the heart of his artistic practice and, in order to represent them, has elaborated a perspective of subjectivity.

    Since his first solo show in Paris in 1995, Paul Day has undertaken many commissions and exhibitions in Europe, the United States and Canada. It was in 2001 that Paul Day was chosen to create a monument to the Battle of Britain, the completed work which sits on the Victoria Embankment. This was the first public monument to be sited in his home country.

    Since then other monuments in London have followed, notably ‘The Meeting Place’ in St Pancras International Station (a 9 meter tall sculpture) and ‘The Queen Mother Memorial’ on the Mall.

    Day’s pieces can be found in various important collections, including but not limited to Buckingham Palace; The Palace of Westminster; the Fine Art Museum of Houston, USA; Arizona State University Museum, USA; The Gardiner Museum of Ceramics, Toronto; Brussels Regional Parliament and Mannheimer Versicherung, Germany. There is permanent Paul Day exhibition in Musee des Beaux Arts, Beaune, France.

    Paul Day lives and works in France and is represented by Plus One Gallery, London. Visit the Paul Day exhibition 26th March-19th April!

    For further information please contact anne@plusonegallery.com