UK, London. On the 19 May, Linley opened the doors to its flagship showroom on Pimlico Road to celebrate the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the launch of the Linley spring/summer collections. Under the flying Union Jack, elegant box hedges and beds filled with English flowers and herbs surrounding the building, halted passers-by and enticed guests inside.

Part of the spring/summer collection is the new Gentleman’s Chair, which is available in a variety of colours, materials and motifs, from biscuit suede to plaid and blue velvet. The Gentleman’s Chair is an enticing mixture of conservatism and bold modernism. Equally at home in a smoking room or a contemporary lounge, the Gentleman’s Chair exudes contradiction, attraction and quality.

The Gentleman's Chair

Among the 200 guests present at the evening event were Arnaud Bamberger, William and Lady Laura Cash, Rupert Bevan, Lord and Lady Bamford and Nick Foulkes, not to mention members of the superyacht realm. Guests were provided with a number of canapés inspired by the English garden and the finest English sparkling wine, and departed from the showroom with miniature seed packets to sow their own English wild flower garden.

“Linley made a bit of splash at the last Monaco Yacht Show with their organic Silhouette Chair formed from single copper panel—GBP 60,000-worth of beautiful form and function,” commented John Leonida, partner at Clyde & Co. “That’s how I met them. I am a design geek. Their parties are a great place to meet old design friends and the Linley people who uphold best traditions of British design and craftsmanship. The quality and innovation that superyacht owners demand was fully on display at the party. Their enthusiasm is infectious and their parties are a joy to be at.”

John Leonida
The luxury British brand has also revealed that it will introduce a new Lightscape range at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Inspired by the lights of cities around the world and the effect they have on architecture, Linley has created three interpretations of the citadel, transformed into beautiful pieces of furniture in true Linley fashion. Sunrise, Noon and Dusk represent unique lighting qualities and reflect the city at different stages of its daily cycle.  

Lightscape