UK, London. In preparation for the Christmas season, Linley, the British furniture specialist, kicked off the festivities with a party on November 25 at its flagship store in Belgravia. With guests from the interwoven worlds of design, fashion and superyachts, Linley wooed all with Nyetimber’s famous English sparkling wine, blackberry cocktails and entertainment aplenty, the event also provided a wonderful opportunity to showcase Linley’s newest product.
Duomo of Siena
Linley’s latest offering, the Siena Jewellery Box, draws inspiration from the Duomo of Siena. Whereas the structural interior of the Duomo was created in alternating white and black marble, the Siena Jewellery Box’s exterior is created using alternating dyed grey anegre and bleached sycamore, yet the similarity is plain to see.
Siena Jewellery Box
The lid of the jewellery box features a slip-matched pattern using sixty individual pieces of bleached sycamore veneer and is crowned by an oval shaped sterling silver plaque which is perfect for personal engraving. Upon opening, the box reveals a number of glass mirrors, angled so that the jewellery can be admired from various angles.
The interior is a myriad of compartments, each designed to store specific items of jewellery and in true Linley style the Sienna Jewellery Box also features a hidden compartment for the most precious of items. The box is elevated from the table top by a nickel frame that mirrors the nickel joining the lid and the main body, it is finished with delicate nickel handles inlaid with labradorite stones.
While some enjoyed the Siena Jewellery Box, others enjoyed the canapés provided by Absolute Taste, the cheese board in the Linley wine room, Russian caviar by Volzhenka and smoked salmon by H. Foreman and Son. The photo booth was filled with guests enjoying an opportunity to dress up and unwind, all who attended left with a memento, be it a photo, a full stomach or a personalised Christmas gift.
Guests enjoying the photo booth