In London, Two Favorites Have Joined Forces to Create an Epically Scaled Prop House
Last month in London, two longtime collaborators and Sight Unseen favorites joined forces to open a shared, two-story, 5,500-square-foot gallery space and prop house called 50 Vyner. On the second floor is vintage dealer Sophie Pearce of Béton Brut, whose sculptural, monochromatic aesthetic is channeled through pieces like a bouclé croissant sofa, an Ingo Maurer cork lamp, and rarer sets like a suite of chairs by the Italian modernist Pompeo Fumagalli. On the floor below, stylist Laura Fulmine of Modern Art Hire (M.A.H) has filled her space with a playground of contemporary artworks, including several by emerging talents; some of our favorites include colorful ceramics by Katie Moore, sculptural wood chairs by TMPL Studio, and a stuffed, lime-green artichoke by the artist Rachel Thomas. The space has allowed both women to expand their offerings, with Béton Brut moving into more contemporary works, and M.A.H. incorporating more larger furniture pieces. Time to plan a visit!
PHOTOS BY OLLIE TOMLINSON