Next week we are going to be getting ready for Design week starting on 11th March. We will be changing the showroom around swapping out some of the antique chimneypieces to try and give ‘airtime’ to all over the 150 antique mantels we have in stock. There is also a real excitement about the new collection of chimneypieces that we are about to launch that join our reproduction fireplace marble and stone collections. We have worked for months developing our ideas, inspired by antiques we have and then tweaking, redrawing and playing with different marbles and stones before resting on the final design.
There are a total of eight new reproduction designs that have been created and they cover a breadth of periods and materials, from early 18th Century to Lutyens made in aged Portland stone to Italian Breche, full of wonderful hues of lilacs, tobacco and soft greens running throughout. We are going to stand four of the new collection in time for Design week and we are looking forward to offering some fresh designs. At our workshop/ warehouse in Mitcham we have huge blocks of various Breche marbles, Derbyshire fossils, Carraras and Arabescato in the yard waiting to the carved into these wonderful mantels.