Smallbone celebrates 40 years trading

Pop-up exhibition and workshops based on theme 'Material Consequences'

13 Sep, 18

Kitchen manufacturer and retailer Smallbone is celebrating 40 years of trading with a pop-up exhibition, in collaboration with the Maddox Gallery, during London Design Week.

Smallbone celebrates 40th year during London Design Week

With galleries in four central London Locations, the Maddox Gallery will host the exhibition with mixed-media work from the likes of Damien Hirst, Mark Quin, David Yarrow and The Connor Brothers.

These works will sit alongside classical Smallbone’s Original Hand Painted and Pilaster kitchens.

The exhibition will take place from September 15-23

In addition, it will also host a programme of workshops at its flagship showroom in South Kensington with premium appliance brand Miele and The Palace Gardeners on September 20, 3-8pm.

Visitors will be able to participate in several different activities exploring the Brompton Design District’s 2018 theme – ‘material consequences’.

These will include a cooking demonstration from Miele’s Frederick Forster, who will be creating dishes using sustainable and locally sourced ingredients cooked on its  latest appliances.

Visitors will also be able to learn secrets of the urban garden with a masterclass in herb propagation from The Palace Gardener.

Finally, a selection of rare watches from Carr will also be on display.

Advocating a sustainable approach to buying luxury timepieces, the brand will reveal how some of the world’s most covetable watches – such as the vintage Rolex Daytona and Patek Phillipe Nautilus – are an even better investment when bought second hand.

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Wiltshire-based Smallbone was established in 1978 and makes furniture for kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, libraries and wine rooms.