A “Royal Memorabilia” collaboration unveiled…

This week, we unveiled an exciting exhibition in celebration of the Royal Wedding: ‘Royal Memorabilia’, a collaboration with Sotheby’s curator of contemporary craft and design, Janice Blackburn, who commissioned five up-and-coming arts and crafts designers to create their own witty and unique interpretation of Royal Wedding memorabilia: Zoë Ross, Katie McBride, Jessica de Lotz, Stephen Johnson and Lindsay Taylor.

The event was held at our New Bond Street flagship, with each artist in attendance…

Zoë Ross and her ‘Paper Bride’

Katie McBride and her Royal Wedding-inspired tea set “There is a Festive Heir About Town”

Jessica de Lotz with her jewellery collection “Amoretti LXX: ‘Fresh Springs the Herald of Loves Mighty King'”

Stephen Johnson with his three pieces entitled ‘Now Isn’t That Lovely’, pictured here with Alexandra Shulman

Catering was provided by By Word of Mouth, with a “best of British” theme: fish & chips, prawn cocktail, mini Yorkshire pudding with rare roast beef and mini ploughman’s, as well as Primrose Bakery wedding-themed cupcakes…

Cocktails, made with Sipsmith gin and vodka, produced in a London distillery using British ingredients, included:

– Pink Gin and Tonic, a variation on the traditional gin and tonic made using gin with a dash of Angostura bitters, topped with tonic and garnished with a wedge of lime.

– Vodka Collins, a variation on Tom Collins, a refreshing balance of sweet and sour made using vodka, freshly squeezed lemon juice and sugar syrup topped with soda.

Beautiful English cottage garden flowers is swan displays courtesy of Scarlet & Violet

The exhibition will be officially open from the 19th April to the 3rd May at our New Bond Street store, with all pieces available for sale…


3 Responses to “A “Royal Memorabilia” collaboration unveiled…”

  1. Betsy S. Says:

    So EXCITED about the Royal Wedding!!!!!


  2. Introducing Smythson, The Journal: The Collaborator Issue Autumn / Winter 2011 « Says:

    […] It boasts exclusive interviews with 2011 Smythson collaborators: Jonathan Saunders, with whom we have created a limited edition collection of notebooks, iPad ™ cases and 2012 diaries;  revered style blogger Susie Lau, author of Style Bubble and a leading fashion authority, who lends her unique voice as guest editor of the Smythson blog this season; and Janice Blackburn, the much-esteemed Sotheby’s curator of Contemporary Craft and Design, who commissioned five up-and-coming artists to create their own unique interpretation of Royal Wedding memorabilia for a Smythson exhibition last April. […]

  3. In Conversation with Janice Blackburn… « Says:

    […] at Sotheby’s, speaks about her passion for discovering new talent and curating the “Royal Memorabilia” exhibition for Smythson last […]

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