TALISMAN, turn their landmark New Kings Road emporium into a striking designer house created for the London Design Festival 2017. Called Designed at Talisman this exhibition runs from 15 th September to 6th October. It showcases the work of eight leading interior and fashion designers, florists, artists and influencers. Each individual will create a room in the ‘house’ to present their unique take on Talisman.
‘We are really interested in bringing a new dimension and way of styling to Talisman pieces. We’re also curious about what designers would pull together if money were no object. What would each designer’s ultimate dream be? Inviting the brands, we admire and work alongside to put their signature style into the Talisman brand will be fascinating.’
Ken Bolan, Founder of Talisman
Designers include Luke Edward Hall, Olivia Von Halle, Natalia Miyar, Carden Cunietti, Philip Colbert, florist Hayley Newstead, Maurizio Pellizzoni for Drummonds and Martyn White Designs.
Drawing Room: Luke Edward Hall is a London-based artist and designer of interiors, fabrics and ceramics. He describes his style as ‘Greco-Roman meets crumbling English country house with a dash of Palm Springs’. Luke established his own studio in the autumn of 2015 and has recently collaborated with a variety of companies including Burberry, Stubbs & Wootton and the Parker Palm Springs hotel in California. Described by Vogue as 'the interior design world's 26-year-old wunderkind'.
Florida informal sun and sitting room: Natalia Miyar is an architect and interior designer with a transatlantic practice based in London and Miami. Global travel, a rich cultural heritage, and an academic background are the driving forces that inspire Natalia’s work. An intuitive creator with a love of beauty, she approaches design with an understanding of balance and proportion. Her eponymous London atelier gives voice to the inspirations to realising effortless luxury in the global homes of her private clients.
Bedroom: Olivia von Halle is a designer of luxury British silk loungewear. She takes inspiration from timeless pieces – be it the traditional silk pyjama or humble tracksuit – and transforms them into something exceptional, blurring the line between lounge and ready-to-wear. Following include Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Victoria Beckham and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Dining Room: Carden Cunietti are celebrating 21 years of business in 2017. Audrey Carden and Eleanora Cunietti met in a London antique fair while both were scouting for distinctive pieces for clients. They established the much-loved Carden Cunietti store in London’s Notting Hill in 1996. Their dramatic, eclectic accessories and interiors fittings from around the world became renowned. They now concentrate full time on their award-winning interior design practice in central London. They are known for designing artfully with an eye for dramatic, luxurious textures and accessories.
Gallery/Hall: Philip Colbert is an artist and designer referred to as ’the godson of Andy Warhol.’ He founded the world-renowned pop art fashion label THE RODNIK BAND. His work ranges from Wearable Artworks, embroidery on Canvas works, large paintings, steel sculptures and furniture. His work is exhibited in Galleries worldwide and in public and private collections. He has shown at Art Basil and Freeze London, and his work is on display at the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam, the Het Noordbrabants Museum. He was part of the WORLD GOES POP show at TATE MODERN.
Courtyard: Hayley Newstead is the founder of Absolute Flowers and home, one of London’s leading floral and interior boutiques supplying some of the largest names in the fashion media and entertainment industries worldwide. Her love of beautiful surroundings extended beyond blossoms, buds and blooms so she began applying her talents to interior design, home styling and event design for both commercial and private clients
Bathroom: Maurizio Pellizzoni for Drummond. Since interior designer Maurizio Pellizzoni founded his consultancy Maurizio Pellizzoni Ltd in 2007, he has applied his Italian appreciation of style and design to a range of residential and commercial projects. Maurizio’s aesthetic is inspired by the glamour of Lake Como, cosmopolitan New York, and daily life in London where he lives. Drummonds have been manufacturing their own classic products for over 25 years. Originally known for the rare and unusual, including splendid antique bathroom fittings Drummonds now make highly refined versions of traditional bathroom ware.
Cocktail Lounge Martyn White created Martyn White Designs in 2014 as a platform for creativity and passion in interior design, photography and art. An international influencer with an academic background in designer, his blog showcases the very best in interior and luxury furniture design. A lover of all things opulent and luxurious he works with influential designer brands.