London Design Festival Preview – Pimlico Road Design District

Pimlico Road is making its debut as a London Design Festival district this year, with Boned in England among the area’s highlights.

This bizarrely named show is a lot less sordid than it sounds, featuring a number of hand-crafted bone China lights works from Emily Johnson.

Boned in England
Boned in England

Johnson’s ancestors formed Johnson Brothers dinnerware company in 1882. The works on show for LDF are handmade in the North Staffordshire Potteries, and Boned in England – 200 White Lights will present multiples of bisque and rumbled single white vessels containing lights. These will be on show in Jamb, on Pimlico Road.


Johnson will also be speaking at a lecture on Design and Classicism Today alongside interior designer Henrietta Spencer Churchill and garden designer Luciano Giubbilei on 21 September at the V&A’s Hochhauser Auditorium.

Plus One Gallery on Pimlico Road will host a show entitled Exactitude VI, a hyperrealist retrospective spanning the past ten years, featuring works from painters and sculptors including Paul Day, Simon Hennessey, Tom Martin, Francisco Rangel, Andrew Holmes, Carl Laubin, Cynthia Poole and Pedro Campos.

Simon Hennessey, I Heart Realism
Simon Hennessey, I Heart Realism

Interiors and furniture experts John Coote and Gabriel Bernardi are using LDF as a platform to open their new flagship store Coote & Bernardi on Pimlico Road; while Soane Britain is launching a new fabric range, featuring eight designs by founder Lulu Lytle.

Boned in England

To coincide with LDF, Victoria Business Improvement District  has arranged a series of events and tours by a team from custom-design experience company Urban Gentry London and national charity Living Streets, showcasing a selection of SW1’s creative businesses.

Design in SW1: Design on your Doorstep will see design journalist and curator  Jacki Lang leadin a tour of the area’s design and interiors galleries and dealer spaces, including contemporary auction house Philips de Pury & Company at Howick Place and antique and contemporary furniture dealers including Andrew Lamberty and Gordon Watson.

Wallpaper* Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Tony Chambers has also selected his top ten pieces, which will be on show in galleries on Pimlico Road.  Tours will take place on 19, 21 and 22 September.

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The London Design Festival runs from 17 – 25 September. Please see the Design Week blog for the Brompton Design District and V&A preview. We will be previewing 100% Design and the Covent Garden Design District tomorrow.

To book on to any of these tours please contact Rozanne Shipman at

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    Artist Sherry Young Authenticates Work for Increased Appraisal

    Detroit, MI- International artist Sherry Young’s rare and unique ability to portray the science of color through abstract color-field images has resulted in her artwork being showcased in Grosse Pointe, New York, Washington, and many other locations throughout the world. Due to the request of former Governor General of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Sir Banja Tenjan-Sie, G.C.M.G. and because of her monarchial family lineage, much of her early works have increased in value.

    Senior Curator Virginia Mecklenburg of The Smithsonian Museum says to Young, “Sherry, you need an art appraiser, as you are connected to many leaders.”

    In the mid-90s, 14 of Young’s artworks were sold in London by Addison Ross Gallery. Young was petitioned by her mentor, the late Sir Banja Tejan-Sie, who at the time was the highest ranking Knight in the Order of St. Michael and St. George. In 1992, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II raised his banner at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

    Collectors and dealers should access Young’s personal website at and email her at to see if they have invested in any of these, watercolor,
    floras. Young will sign the front right corner of the artwork and place her inked hand print on the back to authenticate them for proper higher appraisal.

    Young’s work has been viewed by a vast number of the worlds most prestigious painters, including Anthony Green of the Royal Academy. She has also worked for years under the mentoring of the late influential art dealer Leo Castelli, and describes her work as “how the impact of color dictates an obligatory response to the body.” Her most recent accomplishments include being added to the Artist Files of Washington, D.C’s, Smithsonian Museum and being issued a Letter of High Interest by Christie’s – the world’s largest art business and auction house.

    Unfortunately, Young has been quite ill but is feeling better has of late. She has plans to celebrate her return to the art world by revisiting her invitation to exhibit her work at the Mall Galleries and donate large 72 x 52 in. works to support Art for Youth London.

    Young also comes from a family ancestry with strong ties to the monarchy. She describes her mother, Rose Royal, as a descendant to Emperor Halie Selassie I of Ethiopia, Cherokee Chief Major Ridge, and George Washington Paschal. She describes her father, Joe Watson/Jones, as a descendant to the Watson’s long companions to Her Royal Highness (HRH) and the Joneses of Great Britain.

    “I live having a very large family from around the world,” says Young. “All of whom have been supportive of my artistic endeavors.” Edited by Vernon Amare Allen

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