Monthly Archives: October 2011

New In – A Settee By Paolo Buffa For The Hotel Bristol, Merano c.1953

An Italian settee by the Milanese architect Paolo Buffa. Designed for the Hotel Bristol in Merano. Retaining the original sprung seats and pads and en suite with a pair of armchairs. Newly upholstered in grey velvet and on tapering cherry wood feet with brass sabot. . .

c.1953. . .

Provenance: Private Collection. . .

Literature: Wright Chicago, Phillips De Pury. . .

Measure: 95cm high (backs) x 46cm high (seats) x 170cm wide x 73cm deep.

 

New In – A Pair Of Armchairs By Paolo Buffa For The Hotel Bristol, Merano c.1953

A pair of Italian armchairs by the Milanese architect Paolo Buffa. Designed for the Hotel Bristol in Merano. Retaining the orginal sprung seats and pads and en suite with a sofa. Newly upholstered in grey velvet and on tapering cherry wood feet with brass sabot. . .

c.1953. . .

Provenance: Private Collection. . .

Literature: Wright Chicago, Phillips De Pury . . .

Measure: 95cm high (backs) x 46cm high (seats) x 70cm wide x 83cm deep.

 

Friend Of The Month, October – Selwyn Leamy

 

This month I would like to introduce Selwyn Leamy, a friend and sometime employee of Ebury Trading! . . .

Selwyn’s work is very versatile and has gone through many different and fascinating transitions over the last few years, mainly influenced by his extensive travels. Selwyn along with Gregor McGehee, will be having a joint exhibition of their work in our Fulham showroom next Month . . . . .More on that later. . .

SELWYN LEAMY

Selwyn Leamy was born in Wigan in the north of England but raised in Hampton in south west London.  Selwyn showed an early aptitude for art, winning an art scholarship to Shrewsbury School.  Although determined to be an artist from childhood, Selwyn took the unusual decision not to go directly to art school, reading mediaeval studies at Manchester University after a short period spent travelling in the USA.  He went on to complete his formal artistic education with an MA in painting at Wimbledon School of Art.

Selwyn’s work focuses on the spaces and architecture of his experience, particularly the suburban world of his childhood. Painting in oil on paper or board his works are anonymous and void of human presence but characterised by a quiet dramatic tension; a pregnant sense of something having just happened or being just about to happen.  Selwyn has had solo shows in Fitzroy Square, London and in Pennadomo Italy.  He lives and works in London.

You can contact Selwyn here: www.selwynleamy.com