The famed antiques, art, interiors and collectable retailers of London’s Pimlico Road design district have united to organise an exceptional one-off auction of items to raise funds for the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. This sale is hosted by Roseberys Fine Art Auctioneers, online-only, from Monday 21 March 12 noon to Monday 28 March 12 noon.
It is also supported by The Prince’s Foundation, the charity that specialises in education and training in sustainable and traditional crafts and practices, who are hosting a physical week-long preview, open to all, at their exhibition space The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks.
The preview of the lots on offer will begin on Monday 21 March at 6.00pm, with a champagne and canapés reception by Zafferano, with live music from soprano, Laura Wright accompanied by pianist Marina Lieberman. The preview at The Garrison Chapel will end on Saturday 26 March.
Over thirty names from the world of interior design, antiques and collectable art-pieces have donated auction lots valued from £200-£12,000. Lots include identifiably iconic design pieces such as a SOANE ‘Bunny Sofa’, the Petersham Armchair by Rose Uniacke and a Jamb lantern, to original artworks donated by Rose England and Michael Reeves, respectively. LINLEY has donated its signature sycamore fruit bowl and Bonadea a full tablescape featuring the brand’s yet-to-launch collaboration with Parisian artist Marie Daage, entitled The Palm.
Other brands who are donating items include: Ammonite, HOWE, Ossowski, Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, And Objects, Cox London, Jamb, Robert Kime, Anna Monich, de le Cuona, Jane Churchill, Theo Fennell, Anthony Outred, DKT, LINLEY, Rose Uniacke, Bennison Fabrics, Fermoie, Luke Irwin, SOANE, Bonadea, Fiona Barratt-Campbell, Fromental, Michael Reeves, Chelsea Textiles, Hilary Batstone, Ochre, Timothy Langston, Rose England and Little Halstock.
The initiative, which is being spearheaded by Gemma Martinez de Ana, founder and creative director of Bonadea, 20 Pimlico Road, in partnership with local-to-the-road PR agency, Peridot PR, has been put together in just under two weeks, demonstrating the willingness of the design community to support and raise funds for the unfolding humanitarian crisis born out of the Ukraine conflict.
All parties involved have given their time for free and all auction lots kindly donated. It’s a real show of force from The Pimlico Road Design District. The initiative is being supported by Grosvenor, The Prince’s Foundation and the wider community.