Look who’s popping up at LuxuryMade
With the advent of the “pop-up”, we increasingly get to enjoy seeing spaces in alternative contexts – whether it’s the rooftop of a pub for a cinema, or the disused petrol station as a diner. But a new exhibition space in previously unseen Victorian royal quarters (that was also home to the UK’s first electric cinema) in the heart of London, by far outshines most pop-up venues.
LuxuryMade is the exhibition in question, and its most unexpected element is its location, The Upper and Lower Pillar Halls – two anti-chambers of Kensington’s Olympia. The inaugural edition of the exhibition takes place during London Design Festival (21st- 24th Sept) and then these fabulous spaces get closed again to the public.
We are delighted to have been selected to exhibit at LuxuryMade and we get to show off some of our handcrafted limited edition collection pieces, some of which have never been out into the world before. The pieces we’ll be showing are:
Gaiola Credenza – a 2.4m long sideboard in solid American black walnut, with horizontal tambour doors and leather lined drawers;
The Glamorous Butler Console Table – a long elegant console in solid walnut, with a large ‘hidden’ matt gold leather-lined drawer and a narrow window of brass mesh-fused glass;
Sumo Storage Bench – a 2.2m long statement hallway bench inspired by the strength, low centre of gravity and grace of the Sumo wrestler, with clever storage under a pair of lift-up upholstered seats, each with their own side table.
The Sartorialist Mirror – a large wall-hanging mirror made from dozens of individually crafted strips of various sustainable hardwoods, featuring inlaid mirror-finished copper and prehistoric English bog oak.
Tallgirl – a tall, slim chest of drawers with eight lined drawers of varying depths and Tree Couture’s signature interlocking drawer fronts. In solid American black walnut with European walnut drawers and dovetailed mitre detailing.
Frankie Valet – a versatile clothes and accessories stand on low casters in solid American black walnut and 5,300 year old English bog oak, with an adjustable face mirror, hanging rail and a leather lined drawer with secret button, as well as a full length mirror on the reverse.
The Ah-Mwa Jewellery Cabinet – a fine jewellery cabinet in solid American black walnut with weathered copper trim and 5300-year-old pre-historic Bog Oak accents. All seven leather-lined drawers (and concealed ‘love letter’ compartment) are individually configured and fitted out to elegantly showcase and curate an entire jewellery collection.
It will be a first ‘outing’ for our selected exhibits and a great opportunity to showcase the skills and dedicated craftsmanship of our talented makers at Tree Couture.
More information can be found on the LuxuryMade site.
We look forward to seeing you there!