LINLEY is renowned for modern marquetry, an intricate crafting technique that we use on our furniture and accessories in a variety of colours and wood veneers. It is effectively a way of ‘painting’ using wood. Developing this idea further, we have created a number of large, beautifully crafted marquetry panels and screens – pieces of art in their own right.
Inside the creation of an objet d'art
Pictured above, and originally designed for Masterpiece London Art Fair, the Cassiopeia Screen explores the possibilities between the designers’ specialist knowledge of veneers and the expert skills in our workshops, so our designers devised a screen with three panels that rotate between fixed engineered brushed brass and polished aluminium supports.
On one side of the screen is an interpretation, in marquetry, of a nude by British artist Jonathan Yeo.
The other side of the screen, which is clad in claret Connolly leather, is laid out as a valet on two of the panels, with a brushed brass and polished aluminium coat hook and hanger, a glass mirror and walnut accessory tray. Acting as a bar, the third panel has shelves with polished aluminium gallery rails for holding crystal glasses and decanters.
Whether you are commissioning a piece of furniture for a house or yacht, an architectural desk or box, or a bespoke accessory, we aim to make the process as seamless as possible from start to finish.
At our flagship store LINLEY Belgravia, we will be delighted to show you examples of our work, introduce you to your design team and discuss your requirements in detail. Examples of previously commissioned pieces and samples such as woods, fabrics and leather are used to help visualise the initial concepts.