News & Events

  • PINCH on Pimlico

    Having spent 13 years building our portfolio, we have now brought our coveted furniture to the capital’s most characterful and burgeoning interiors district. Located at 46 Bourne Street, the shop, which once belonged to influential cookery writer Elizabeth David, will showcase our collection of carefully refined yet iconic designs including cabinetry, upholstery and lighting, all of which will be rotated on a regular basis.

    What we love about the area is that everyone is united by their appreciation of quality, and a passion for what they do, be that architecture, antiques or interior design.

    We look forward to welcoming new and loyal clients into our space; to discuss bespoke projects, or simply pop in to take possession of some of our smaller pieces. Our shop will allow us to lift our furniture off the pages of magazines, to really let customers get close to the pieces and to bring our story to a much wider audience. We hope to see you soon.

    Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon

  • Spring Newsletter

    Dear All.

    May has arrived and with it glorious weather for most of us. A few late frosts have done damage to some of our more delicate plants but the warm sunshine has more than made up for this. Mind you in lots of parts of the country people are crying out for rain.

    On the 23rd of May the Royal Hospital Chelsea throws open it’s gates to the public for the splendid Chelsea Flower Show. More and more shops in the area have taken up the challenge of making a huge effort to decorate their windows to reflect this Royal event. Do look out for some wonderfully inventive window displays. Last year I was particularly impressed by those at Soane, Rose Uniacke, Linley, Joanna Wood and Daylesford. I am sure there will be many more to amuse and entertain you.

    John Adams holds regular inspirational exhibitions of 20th century and contemporary art works. From the 23rd to the 26th of May the beautifully observed botanical watercolours of Helen Nicolle will be on display in his gallery on Ebury Street to coincide with the Flower Show.

    London Craft Week happened at the beginning of May and it was wonderful to see so many skills represented in and around the Pimlico Road. Tom Raffield sponsored by Grosvenor installed a beautiful series of bent wood light sculptures suspended from the branches of the trees in Orange Square. Do check out the images for this on Grosvenor’s website or just look up “Lighting the Square” by Tom Raffield.

    We have already welcomed Cox London to our fold but just opened around the corner in Bourne Street we have great pleasure in welcoming “Pinch”. A gem of a shop specialising in furniture, lighting and household accessories. I particularly liked their Noelle sofa and some of their quirky pendant lights in unusual materials. All showing the look and feel of hand crafted items that everyone would want to add to their home.

    June comes hot on the heels of May and with it lots of wonderful specialist sales at the London Auction Houses, some cracking exhibitions in our world leading Art Galleries and of course some wonderful Art and Antiques fairs. The Royal Hospital Chelsea opens it’s gates yet again on the 27th of June. This time hosting the spectacular “Masterpiece”, a fair without parallel in Britain for its outstanding quality, rarity and superb presentation.

    Despite all this don’t forget the Pimlico Road.We still have some wonderful antique dealers who I know will be holding some extra special stock to coincide with this influx of international collectors. Anthony Outred has a delightful and very rare late 17th century North Italian bureau cabinet painted in blues and greys on a cream ground. I also spotted a stunning set of 10 mid 19th century ebony Anglo Indian dinning chairs with him. Their elegantly turned spindle backs supporting a crisply carved top rail .

    Patrick Jefferson, noted for his exceptional furniture collection, often has enchanting accessories as well. I particularly love his late 18th century Chinese enamelled porcelain, Qianlong period cockerels with their iridescent blue wings and red coxcombs. On a side table was an amazing delicately carved wood lidded urn trailing leafy rose buds.

    Further masterpieces of the potters art but this time of the 21st century can be found at FBC London. 20th century cabinet makers unique contribution to the craft can be found at 88 Gallery, Gordon Watson, Rose Uniacke and others. Contemporary furniture masterpieces can be found at Linley, Soane, Howe, Collier Webb and Jamb.

    We are lucky to have in our midst some of the worlds leading Interior Designers who I am sure will inspire you to create your own little masterpiece. Paulo Moschino in Holbein Place and Ebury Street, Jane Churchill, Lulu Lytle of Soane, the wonderful team at Sibyl Colefax and John Fowler headed by Wendy Nichols, Fiona Barrett of FBC London, Rose Uniacke, and the team at Jamb are all only too happy to offer their expert help and remarkable service. Joanna Wood has moved just around the corner to her wonderful new showrooms in Elizabeth Street.

    You may have spotted several of our members advertising in “House and Garden” and “Interiors” this month. Rose Uniacke appeared on the cover of the ” Antiques” supplement within “The World of Interiors” June issue . Those of you with a keener eye would have noticed the double page spread , “Inspiration at every glance” promoting the Pimlico Road. This was very kindly sponsored by Grosvenor Estate. Watch out for a follow up spread in the July issue.

    “This Is Mission” are our new PR company kindly sponsored by Grosvenor. The team has been employed to promote Grosvenor’s London Estates of Belgravia and Mayfair. They have 13 years experience in this complicated market and we look forward to working with them to develop our profile further not only in the UK but internationally as well. For any journalists around the world who would like to write an article on our very special Design District please do not hesitate to contact either Hannah or Daisy on grosvenor@thisismission.com

    The anticipation of the Summer season ahead is always a welcome antidote to the Winter blues so put a spring in your step and come and join us for the revels of the months ahead. All the traders in the area have lots to offer you in their stylish and original shops and galleries.

    Regards and best wishes,
    Mark Boyce.

  • On a Mission

    Mission is an independent global communications agency that puts creative ideas first. We have over 13 years experience with some of the world’s biggest brands. With offices in London, New York and San Francisco, we have extensive experience in retail, luxury and property.

    Working with the Grosvenor London Estate we will deliver media and digital campaigns that communicate the portfolio of retail destinations as the most desirable in the world.

    Please feel free to contact the Mission team at grosvenor@thisismission.com