Obsession   



The Best Places To Shop In London

According to Richard Delaney, Global Design Director, WWRD

 

Paul Smith

“Smith is one of my all-time favourite designers. He has several boutiques in London, but you’ll usually find me at Westbourne House which stocks the full Paul Smith range for men and women. It’s a beautiful three-storey period mansion in Notting Hill, which is part of the reason why it makes for such an exciting retail experience. A central glass staircase winds up every floor in the house, where each room is individually themed to create a sense of adventure and mystery. So, you have the Dining Room for accessories and the Playroom for children’s wear, for instance. It’s perfect.”

www.paulsmith.com/uk

 

Image: www.studionicholson.com Photography: Anton Rodriguez

Studio Nicholson at The Jasper Morrison Shop

“This is a true hidden gem. It’s located behind an inconspicuous door that looks no different from all the others along the Shoreditch end of Kingsland Road. You have to buzz to get let in—say that you would like to go to ‘the Jasper Morrison shop’. Once inside the quiet courtyard, you find this incredible space that’s both a shop that feels like a workshop, and the design studio of Jasper Morrison. It’s filled with practical items that are functional and beautiful, including Morrison’s work for Alessi, Vitra and Rosenthal. It’s natural to want to buy everything in there.” www.studionicholson.com

 

Vessel Gallery

“This place in Notting Hill is the destination for anyone who collects innovative art, glass sculptures and decorative lighting. Serious collectors, museum curators and artists drop by to chat or consult with the staff for their projects. I like how the space is split with the gallery located downstairs and then upstairs is the retail area. They have a programme that works with both new talent and established artists to produce unique collections. They’re really good with their curation, so there is often something new to look at every time I walk in, like handcrafted lighting, Italian art glass, Scandinavian crystal, and hanging sculptures.”

www.vesselgallery.com

 

Lee Broom

“I really love the Shoreditch area, especially because there’s such a love and appreciation of art here. Case in point: Lee Broom, who is one of the UK’s best product and interior designers. He’s designed spaces for restaurants, bars, homes and shops all over London. Whenever I’m in Shoreditch, which is all the time, I try to drop by his London showroom on Rivington Street. It’s just so great for its contemporary take on quirky light fixtures, ornaments and seating. I recently discovered his striking new black-and-white striped designs for Wedgwood vases and bowls.”

www.leebroom.com

Comments

comments

Archived Articles

  • Red Storm Rising – Ferrari’s GTC4Lusso T

    Ferrari’s latest grand tourer is the ...

  • Watch For It

    What ensues when luxury watchmakers take ...

  • The Best And The Brightest

    This year's BNP Paribas WTA Final ...

  • Home Run

    Hermès strikes a winner with its ...

  • Icons From A Legend

    Audrey Hepburn’s personal treasures are going ...

  • Sparkling Returns

    Sparkling Returns

    Little gems from the 1930s and ...

  • A Clean Slate

    Modern-day pollution is as bad for ...

  • Bespoke for Bikers

    Small motorcycle manufacturers are leading the ...

  • How To Commission Your Own Portrait

    The Royal Society of Portrait Painters ...

  • Old-School Selfies. Some Call It A Portrait

    Forget your camera phones, the time-honoured ...

  • Handcrafted Homeware, With Care

    In Old English, Aerende (pronounced a-ren-day) ...

  • Making Emeralds Great Again

    Thanks to new mines, regulations and ...

  • X-Ray Vision

    When it launched in 2013, Urwerk’s ...

  • Doggie Treats

    Sartorial flourishes for hound lovers It’s a ...

  • Global Objectives

    The online boutique serving up the ...

  • Back to the Future

    The annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este ...

  • Riding High

    Ducati’s Panigale 959 shows why smaller ...

  • State Of Play

    Tipped as the future of women’s ...

  • Bag of Fortune

    As far as solid long-term investments ...

  • Game, Set, Match

    The BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore ...