Brand Snapshot | Tessa Packard launches London showroom
In what is a major step in terms of growth for the brand, contemporary fine jewellery designer Tessa Packard is delighted to announce the launch of her first London showroom.
Located in Chelsea, a stone’s throw away from Sloane Street, one of the world’s ultimate luxury shopping destinations, the by-appointment-only showroom on Ives Street offers clients a beautifully designed space to not only see Tessa’s contemporary fine jewellery collections in situ, but to meet with the designer one on one to discuss bespoke commissions.
‘This autumn marks four and a half years since I first launched the brand back in 2013 and we’ve finally reached a point in that journey where we need a stand-alone space and destination to offer our clients’, comments Tessa Packard. ‘As daunting as it can be to take on such a big commitment in terms of investment, it’s important for the brand at this stage to reach the next level in terms of growth and expansion and I’m excited to see what the future holds’.
The large, two-storey space is modelled on a chic London townhouse, showcasing both Tessa’s exquisite jewellery alongside her talented flair for design, with all elements from furnishings to art having been personally curated by her. Clients have the opportunity to relax in this home-away-from-home, which also serves as the perfect location for private events, panel discussions and intimate brand dinners.
Upon entering the showroom, visitors are drawn into an elegant, double-height space decorated in the style of Robert Kime with touches of the colonial and a mix of different cultures and movements, evoking the setting of a gentleman’s library meets Victorian curiosity cabinet. Rich fabrics, tapestries and influences from Navajo Indian and the Middle East leave a romantic impression on the space, with taxidermy and found objects naturally playing a big part in the décor and imbue the more modernist aspects of the building with a sense of eccentricity and storytelling. Alongside her own personal art collection, Tessa has collaborated with dealers and gallerists, such as Megan Piper, to display artwork by British modern artists including the sculptor Edward Allington and artist Francis West. The jewellery is displayed in a series of beautiful, custom-made vitrines throughout the showroom.
Additional features include a private meeting room with fully stocked bar, a secret terrace which will be in use throughout the summer for alfresco meetings and events, and finally a upper mezzanine level, serving as an open-plan office space.
We are delighted to welcome Tessa Packard to Walpole as one of our newest Brands of Tomorrow members.