House Style: Five centuries of fashion at ChatsworthRead more
The exhibition celebrates the fashion and style of Chatsworth’s residents over five centuries. From coronation gowns to All Star Converse trainers, the house is bursting with personality alongside showcasing some of the finest tailoring millinery and jewellery making.
Kedleston Hall – Championing a 30 year restorationRead more
This spring sees the 30 year restoration of The State Apartments at Kedleston Hall come to a close. Beginning in 1987, the series of Robert Adam rooms have undergone an 18th century make over taking three decades to complete.
London Design Week 2017Read more
London Design Week is an opportunity for designers and showrooms to swing open their doors and showcase their newest and most exciting collections.
Robert Adam at Sir John Soane’s MuseumRead more
In 1833, Sir John Soane became the proud owner of the 8,000 strong collection of Robert Adam drawings and documents sold by Adams niece upon his death. A fragment of the collection is currently on display at the Sir John Soanes Museum
The Treasures of Opus AnglicanumRead more
Opus Anglicanum is the Latin phrase for ‘English Work’, used to describe the luxurious embroideries of silk, gold and silver; the most prized art forms in medieval Europe. This exhibition at the V&A showcases some of the oldest and most treasured embroideries.
The Georgian Group Splendour ExhibitionRead more
The Georgian Group has opened its doors of 6 Fitzroy Square, London to celebrate 80 years of conservation work by the charity.
The Great Beds of Humphries – Part TwoRead more
In this second part we look at 4 beds including the Metropolitan Museum Bed in New York, and two ‘Angel’ style beds.
Thomas Chippendale – The Furniture Trend SetterRead more
Thomas Chippendale was a British cabinet and furniture designer of the mid-18th Century. His styles are best classed as being English Rococo and Gothic Chinese. There have been many re works of Chippendale furniture over the centuries as it was, and still is, one of the leading styles in historic furniture.
William Kent – A Palladian Great BritainRead more
Inspired by nostalgia for Italy and all of the heavily guilded and embellished buildings, Kent’s style became quickly noticeable. In order to hold their own within an elaborately decorated room, Kent’s furniture was stately in both size and proportion and often recognised by the excessive amounts of gilding and figured claws, lion’s feet and Grecian designs.