Talisman Events & Exhibitions

BELGRAVIA CHRISTMAS SUNDAY - DECEMBER 2014

Belgravia Christmas Sunday – December 2014

Talisman were getting into the festive spirit by taking part in Belgravia Christmas Sunday. On 7th December, Talisman’s showroom on Ebury Street welcomed Christmas shoppers seeking festive inspiration and treated them to mince pies and Christmas music whilst visitors perused Talisman’s beautiful furniture, lamps, accessories and works of art on display. Outside in Mozart Square, shoppers sampled mulled wine whilst listening to the brass band performing seasonal tunes and children flocked to meet Father Christmas and his fabulous reindeer. The most extraordinary sight of the day was a camel wandering down the street. Christmas has truly arrived at Talisman.

TALISMAN AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL - SEPTEMBER 2014

TALISMAN AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL - SEPTEMBER 2014

Talisman were delighted to showcase their Bespoke Collection at Decorex Design Exhibition 2014. Set to the backdrop of beautiful Syon Park, Decorex proved to be a fantastic show attracting around 13,000 visitors including exclusive British designers, interior decorators and retailers. We were delighted with the reaction to the Talisman stand having never exhibited before with highlights including the gold silk signature High Backed French Style Sofa, made especially for the show, and the navy velvet Two Part Sectional Sofa which proved popular with many a tired visitor!

New Bespoke Collection designs have since been launched.

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TALISMAN BESPOKE COLLECTION LAUNCH - MAY 2014

TALISMAN BESPOKE COLLECTION LAUNCH - MAY 2014

Talisman were delighted to officially launch their Talisman Bespoke range at their Ebury Street showroom in London. Press and invited clients arrived on a balmy spring day during Chelsea Flower Show week to view the collection that was first born a couple of years ago by popular demand. The collection has now expanded to a selection of twelve very different designs, each illustrating the wide ranging scope for design within Talisman's own workshops in the West Country where all the pieces are crafted.

With ravishing blooms and eats by Peardrop London, clients were talked through the pieces which are often inspired by unique 20th century designs. The Talisman Bespoke collection ranges from generously comfortable Art Deco through to 1970s influenced upholstered chairs and sofas, to versatile classic lacquered commodes and bedside tables. Seeing the collection displayed in its entirety showed the opportunity for both retail customers and interior designers to buy or customise pieces which are made with longevity and traditional craftsmanship in mind.

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LAVARENNE COMES TO LONDON - SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

LAVARENNE COMES TO LONDON - SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2013

Nicolas Lavarenne began sculpting out of his first studio in Nice in 1984. Over the last 30 years, he has exhibited in New York, Los Angeles, Switzerland, Paris and most recently in the gardens of Chateau de la Napoule near Cannes, South of France. Lavarenne's monumental sculptures are featured in public collections, amongst them, Les Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris and Chateau de Marselisborg, Denmark. In 2012 Lavarenne exhibited 22 of his monumental figures throughout Aix en Provence, France.

Talisman first held a successful exhibition of Lavarenne's work in 1996 in our West Country showroom and with an extensive collection of new pieces, Talisman is thrilled to have held a second Lavarenne exhibition at our flagship London store in 2013.

For more information on Lavarenne's work please view the catalogue below or contact the Talisman showrooms.

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GEOFFREY DASHWOOD IN GILLINGHAM - MAY-JUNE 2013

GEOFFREY DASHWOOD IN GILLINGHAM - MAY-JUNE 2013

Geoffrey Dashwood is widely renowned for his abstracted sculptures of different breeds of bird. Talisman's exhibition of Dashwood's works at our West Country showroom showcased Dashwood's bronzes, ranging from life-sized to monumental works. His play with scale, simplification of form and the unique and signature colouring of his bronzes was displayed through the wide range of pieces featured in the exhibition.

This exhibition coincided with the installation of Dashwood's monumental Peregrine Falcon at local Port Regis School from April-November 2013. 1.6 tonnes of bronze was used to create this dramatic sculpture of the fastest creature on the planet, cast as a limited edition of 6, situated in pride of place for pupils and parents to enjoy.

Talisman joined forces with internationally acclaimed charity Tusk (www.tusk.org) for the launch of this exhibition, offering 10% from sales through the Preview weekend. Since its formation in 1990 Tusk has raised over £20m for a wide range of projects across Africa, protecting and helping to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education programmes.

For more information on Dashwood's sculptures please view the catalogue below or contact the Talisman showrooms.

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TALISMAN AT JIGSAW - MAY 2013

TALISMAN AT JIGSAW - MAY 2013

Talisman were thrilled to have collaborated with Jigsaw in their King's Road store to celebrate the centenary of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2013.

A variety of 20th century garden furniture in an array of colours were displayed throughout the shop offset by a series of hand painted floral backdrops by artist Catherine Cazalet. Interspersed throughout the windows were mannequins wearing the Spring/Summer Collection 2013.

Two pairs of tall ligustrum japonicum were also positioned in funky marine blue painted Talisman Bespoke planters to frame the entrance to the store.

MAGGIE'S GARDEN PARTY - JUNE 2012

MAGGIE'S GARDEN PARTY - JUNE 2012

In aid of a campaign launched by House and Garden to promote summer events for the fantastic charity Maggie's, in June 2012 Talisman hosted a garden party at their West Country showroom in Gillingham. As written by Susan Crewe, Editor of House and Garden magazine, "undeterred by a wet and blustery June weekend, fans of antiques emporium Talisman turned out in droves for the shop's garden party". "There was a charming festive atmosphere generated by musicians, a brilliant magician and juggling acrobats, while out in the garden among the statues, urns and fountains, face-painting, ice cream and a plant stall were an added attraction… the party continued indoors, sitting at and among the antiques and mid-century pieces, drinking cups of tea from vintage china and eating fabulously decorative cakes supplied by The Utterly Sexy Cafe.Talisman was thrilled to be able to support the charity, which aims to empower people to live with, through and beyond cancer, providing exceptional centres for cancer care. The total amount raised was approximately £2,000, so thank you to everyone who came.

For more information on the charity please visit www.maggiescentres.org

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