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Christopher Jenner: the Artist behind Drummonds’ London Showrooms

Continuing SEEN’s articles about Award-winning designer Christopher Jenner, he is the artist behind the spectacular showrooms of English luxury bathroom makers Drummonds. With a boutique showroom in the heart of the rapidly-growing design district around Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, Jenner has also designed the brand’s flagship London Chelsea showroom on King’s Road.

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The inspiration behind the Notting Hill showroom was the brand’s most cherished values: good quality materials and traditional manufacturing techniques, from cast iron to china clay, marble and glass. English oak and limestone were used for their neutral nature, highlighting the quality of the products presented and concentrating on craftsmanship. A wall of metal panels presents the materials available, while the furniture is shown in “islands” where different combinations of design and materials are exposed.

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Christopher’s aim when designing Drummonds’ flagship showroom at King’s Road was for the space to serve as a reflection of the exclusivity of the brand. A series of fretwork panels, English oak furniture and bevelled glass pieces were used to reflect the image of success while showing their ever-growing catalogue. The design ensures a division of space and handmade furniture ensures a functional layout, as in the entertainment corner or meeting space.

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Born in South Africa, Christopher Jenner founded his studio in London on 2010. In 2014 he launched his first collection of lamps, ‘Urbem’, and has continued his collaboration with Drummonds of London on the design of a selection of bathroom furniture. Christopher is also designer of Diptyque boutiques and Eurostar, and has also worked with luxury leather goods Globe-Trotter, amongst others.

Drummonds’ Flagship Showroom
642 Kings Road

Drummonds’ Boutique Showroom,
27 Chepstow Corner
Notting Hill
W2 4XE


Photography Michael Franke

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