Smythson drawings

I'm very excited to share the windows I created for Smythson of Bond Street to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. They are in four London Locations and another in New York (which I'll share with you next week). It was a wonderful commission inspired by Victorian theatre sets, the photographs of Cecil Beaton and using a soft 50's palette of sepia and pinks. The design includes drawings of the Admiralty Arches, english roses, Buckingham Palace and the Queen Victoria Memorial, which were such fun to draw. Giant thanks to the lovely team at Smythson, particulary Marco and Grace who were such a pleasure to collaborate with, the printing and laser cutting was undertaking by Simon at the Eyedeas Company (highly recommend). 

Each of Smythson's windows are different dimensions, and so they needed to be individually designed to fit the space. As I was creating layered theatre sets, the depth of the space was also an important factor in the design, the trickiest were the curved windows at the flagship New Bond Street store but I'm absolutely chuffed to bits with the result of all the hard work (and tricky maths!). The Sloane Square branch had lots of lovely extras, including hand drawn flower boxes, a diamond, crown, sceptre and orb and the beautiful real flowers were created byAmanda Wilgrave of Flirty Flowers. These wonderful extras were to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, and the Sloane in Bloom event. 

It was a VERY quick deadline - a two week turnaround but I really feel that all the midnight snacks and cups of coffee were worth it, if you are in London go and visit them for me x

Sloane Square - 135 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AX

Bond Street - 40 New Bond Street, London, W1S 2DE

Westbourne Grove - 214 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2RH

Royal Exchange - 7 Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

All photographs were taken by the very talented Emma Brown

Please click on the links below to see some of the Press coverage from the Sloane in Bloom window:

1 comment:

stephanie banks said...

wow these are beautiful!