PAD London 5-9 October 2016

PAD London 5-9 October 2016

By the time we arrived on Saturday morning, Berkeley Square was knee-deep in trucks and vans jostling gently for position.  Inside the elegant temporary gallery constructed for PAD, exhibitors maneuvered cooperatively around the stand builders completing their tasks.  And by mid-afternoon many installations were taking shape.

Our presentation (see above) went smoothly to plan and we were, as always, in debt to our movers Aston Spinks and the indefatigable Simon Aubury who masterminded the lighting.

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‘Saintbury’ chest of drawers by Gordon Russell

For PAD 2016, we have concentrated on three particular designers: Christopher Dresser (ceramics and metalwork), W.A.S. Benson (metalwork), and Gordon Russell (furniture, see right, and metalwork).  Additionally, in a further celebration of the English Arts & Crafts Movement, we are also showing pieces by C.F.A. Voysey (see below), and Ernest Gimson.


PAD opens to the public at 11 am on Wednesday (with previews on Monday and Tuesday), and runs through until 6 pm on Sunday. We look forward to welcoming you to our stand, A.16.

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Writing table by C.F.A. Voysey