Here at Crown we love a bit of recycling, especially when something old can be given a new lease of life and made to look completely brand new. It’s this that’s making us so excited about our newest project with the RCA and Graham and Green– the Crown Brantiques!
Last summer, we partnered with Graham and Green to set the RCA students an innovative new challenge: designing a range of furniture to be ‘upcycled’ using our primers, undercoats, Gloss, Satin and Matt paints for wood & metal. The results were astounding, and after much deliberation, the winners were selected as: 1st) Sarah Seaton Burridge, with her convention subverting chair design, 2nd) Laura Amstein, with her psychedelic, retro sideboard and 3rd) Emily Murray, who envisaged a quirky, textured look range of chairs and drawers.
Sarah and Laura’s designs have since been brought to life by talented artist Tabitha Riley and will be available to purchase from late February in Graham and Green’s Notting Hill store. Emily’s designed will also be produced and retailed later in the year.
For further information on the Crown Brantiques why not take a look at this entry on Display Case – a brilliant lifestyle blog from journalist Kasia Maciejowska: