February 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 & Innovation.
British design company LINLEY is drawing on its London roots to create a showpiece of exquisite marquetry launching at Masterpiece Fair on 27th June 2013. The London Skyline panel depicts a carefully composited view of the impressive British capital skyline, as if seen from the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, amongst the rooftops of the world famous city.
Taking the proportions of the LINLEY Classic Writing Desk, Alex Hull has created a seamless ultrathin form. A visually simple desk is achieved using the best of British advanced composite engineering and the traditional craftsmanship of saddle makers. There is also an element of playfulness about the desk: the walnut centre panel rotates to reveal a secret pen holder – a reference towards the surprise secret drawers often found in LINLEY pieces. Alex Hull comments “The invitation for a collaboration was interesting because LINLEY wanted to look to the future, they wanted a different perspective – a new take on what a LINLEY piece could be. The combination of new and old, that’s where it starts to get interesting….. more difficult but interesting!”
LINLEY has completed 20 suites at this world-famous luxury hotel in London. The nine premium suites are known as the 'LINLEY suites' and LINLEY has been named the legacy designer for Claridge's in the 21st Century.