THE ALPINE LATE / Christies South Kensington, London, with Nicky Dobree
Towards the end of last year, Nicky was approached by Christies, South Kensington to host a chalet design talk at their hugely popular Christie’s Lates event. Coinciding with their first Interiors Sale of the year, which included the Ski Sale featuring furniture and lighting, and over 100 Alpine posters which were being auctioned the following day.
The evening gave an opportunity to view the remarkable (and frankly eye-wateringly priced) original ski posters created by some of the most highly acclaimed poster and graphic artists of our century.
This was the perfect opportunity for Nicky to take over the Christies windows for the week, and showcase the first pieces from Nicky’s ND Collection of furniture and lighting (further information available here).
Nicky was invited to create a room set in the Hangar Gallery using posters from the poster sale and any pieces from the auction. Nicky starting point for the room set was the upholstered chesterfield from the auction and the deep red leather armchairs set below each Gstaad poster above.
Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to listen to a talk by poster expert Paul Rennie, and try their hand at snowflake making with Poppy Chancellor (with Nicky below) to get into the alpine spirit, before Nicky’s talk at 7.30pm discussing some of her favourite alpine projects over the years.
Above, Nicky’s Leather Prism Lamp featured in the room set, available to purchase through Nicky’s Moreton Street Studio
As you can see, an overwhelmingly packed event! There were plenty of guests lining up to speak with Nicky following the talk, and if you didn’t manage to meet Nicky, perhaps send us any questions you have via our contact page?
With huge thanks to Christies South Kensington and Christie’s Lates sponsors Strutt & Parker.
Thank you also to Andrew Martin, & the Christies events team.
For any furniture, lighting, or design enquiries, contact our studio via our website.
ND January 2017