A polychrome & falu-painted tilt-top table, Sweden, circa 1800-50.
This table is a rare survivor in the pantheon of Swedish painted vernacular furniture; the top painted with curved blue, green, yellow and white, lines on a stylised serpentine scrolled base, decorated with falu rödfärg paint, the traditional deep red used for the external woodwork of Swedish summer houses since the 16th century. This combination of colours is curiously modern, enigmatically painted to reflect an abstract conception of the stark sea, sand and cloudy sky of an empty Swedish landscape, dotted with red summer houses.
Another #throwbackthursday because, well, why not? We're thinking back to @promemoria_italy's exhibition 'Ten Bright Years', celebrating ten years of Promemoria here at the Pimlico Road and ten years of innovative lighting design. 'Icosaedro' (pictured) is Promemoria's new lighting system which can be applied to any of their existing lighting collection, developed due to the need to replace traditional incandescent lighting with new LED technology. This beautiful creation is the result of 3 years work and provides even LED lighting around 360 degrees, unlike traditional lighting. Impressive, don't you think?
#Throwbackthursday to our Pimlico Road Breakfast Series with Carole Annett of @countryandtownhouse for @l_d_f_official. Today we're thinking back to @pdparchitects' Partner Simon Gazzard's fascinating talk on the history of the Pimlico Road from an architectural perspective. Here's a photo of Carole and Simon in PDP London's impressive studio, an old school house tucked just behind the shops and houses of Ebury Street.
Checkout this AMAZING drawing of Pimlico done by the amazing @bp.art_official
All the streets are accurate, as are the parks.
See if you can find our shop and slide across for a close up. 👀🎈 Also keep a eye out for:
Google UK Ltd
HM passport office
Macmillan Cancer Support
This will soon be for sale (A1 size), if you want a print for yourself or as a gift for someone in Pimlico then let @bp.art_official know. 👍🏻
Apollo has been sitting in the window a lot lately, not something he usually does much, but he's found that the pile of sails and tarpaulins that belong to Christopher make a pretty decent place to perch and watch out for the post man and post lady 🌞