I just discovered the most amazing shop! It's easy to miss, as it is hidden in a beautiful Grade I listed church right in the middle of busy Shoreditch, near our studio. The church itself (a maze with its mezzanine and chapels), is the perfect backdrop to the gorgeous 18th and 19th century architectural items from around Europe.
It's actually more like stepping into the back room of a museum, where pieces are getting ready for presentation.
It's fun to walk around and imagine what what the residences and owners of all these items must have been like... I discovered it on a walk back from lunch and ended up getting stuck in there for over an hour!
On my way out, I found this plaque near the door:
IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEOFF WESTLAND, 1940 - 2013
FOUNDER OF WESTLAND LONDON
"There is a need for our civilisation not to trash and rationalise everything. Once the soul departs from a concern and it is viewed only as a brand or a product and left to the blinkered herd of fiscal or commercial professionals - the game is over."