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12/11/2018

Sample Sale 2018

Rupert Bevan has another Sample Sale this year.  (more…)

Should you be interested please direct their enquiries to carlien@rupertbevan.com.

More images are available for each piece in order to allow the purchaser to make an informed decision – sold as seen.  Pieces can be viewed by prior arrangement & request.

Delivery & installation not included unless otherwise specified.

View the price-list and descriptions here.

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24/08/2018

What is Your Favourite?

Over the coming months we will be running a segment ‘What is your favourite?’ where we will be asking well known industry leaders, who we are lucky enough to call our clients, to choose their favourite piece from our new RB Designed collection. This month the delightful Bryan O’Sullivan from Bryan O’ Sullivan Studio will be picking his favourite.

 

Which is your favourite piece from the RB Designed collection?

The Polished Brass Cabinet, closely followed by the Hand-Bevelled Antiqued Mirror.

Why do you like it?

I love the brass cabinet because the finish is so interesting and contrasts beautifully against the sumptuous walnut interior. I love the playful (and slightly phallic) design of the Hand-Bevelled Antiqued Mirror.

Where could you imagine using it? 

The brass cabinet would make a beautiful drinks cabinet and would be the perfect place to prepare a cocktail.

What do you think about the rest of the RB Designed collection?

I think it’s a beautiful range and showcases Rupert Bevan’s incredible talent not only at precision craftsmanship but also their creative flair.

-Bryan O’Sullivan

 

Follow Bryan O’Sullivan on INSTAGRAM

(Photo Credit:  Mark Cocksedge)

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24/08/2018

RB Designed Launch & Pop Up Shop

Rupert Bevan’s RB Designed Pop Up Shop in Westbourne Grove will be open this weekend!

Saturday 15th of Sept 10-4pm / Sunday 16th of Sept 11-4pm / Monday 17th – Friday 21st of Sept 10-6pm – and later by appointment outside of these hours.  Come along to see us!

This new collection comprises ten pieces of furniture which each embody the skill, creativity and style of the Rupert Bevan studio.  Designed to exacting standards, created with artistry, and built by craftsmen in our Shropshire workshops, each RB Designed piece was born from bespoke and is ready to order.

The striking antiqued mirror cocktail cabinet has its roots in Soho House Miami, the refined Croft Chair in Babington House and the unique Games Table was commissioned to grace an English country house.  The time and skill invested in designing the original bespoke pieces are utilised in the RB Designed collection, making this an attractive and effective way to buy bespoke quality furniture from one of Britain’s best-known names in hand-made furniture.

Our Pop Up Shop at 295 Westbourne Grove, W11 2QA will run from Tuesday 11 September – Friday 21 September, 10am – 6pm during the week and later by appointment.

 

 

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15/05/2018

London Craft Week 2018

Rupert Bevan was part of London Craft Week which ran 9th – 13th of May this year.  Rupert gave a talk and demonstration on a variety of traditional skills including gesso, gilding & verre églomisé and their transfer to modern applications.  Thank you to everyone who made the effort to attend – what a fun evening.  Click Read More below to view a video extract of the evening.

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22/03/2018

All Things Corrugated

Our current obsession with corrugated steel has taken us to play around with corrugated brass.  We think this would be a great application for wall panelling in a guest loo, cladding up to dado height or a feature wall.  What would you like to do with it?

Corrugated Iron (now not made from iron but steel – however the name remains unchanged) was invented in the 1820s in Britain by Henry Robinson Palmer, architect and engineer to the London Dock Company.  It was originally made from wrought iron.  It proved to be light, strong, corrosion resistant, and easily transported, and particularly lent itself to prefabricated structures and improvisation by semi-skilled workers.  It soon became a common construction material in rural areas around the world and is still widely used as a building material in African slums and informal settlements (townships).

‘Tin Tabernacles – Corrugated Iron Mission Halls, Churches & Chapels of Britian’ written by Ian Smith gives us insight into the great revivals causing the rise of corrugated structures erected for the purpose of religion, some of which can still be seen today.  Nick Thomsons book ‘Corrugated Iron Buildings’ features the originally built St Jame’s Espiscopalian Church in 1863 located in Kilburn (last image in the carousel).

Just like Ian Smith & Nick Thomson, we too are struck by this materials ability to charm and give a certain aesthetic beauty.

We wanted to see how this material could change, evolve into something striking, something with a warmth, something utterly fabulous.

 

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