Orchid’s stores and website are a must for anyone who wants to create tasteful and premium-quality interiors mixing texture, colour and materials with a nod to oriental style.
Since 2002, Orchid has celebrated its individual and spirited style inspiring the use of colour and tones in design. Through its luxurious website and beautiful concept stores in London’s King’s Road plus 2 in Hampshire, projects for residential, commercial TV/film and the boutique hotel sector collaborate from a wealth of stock items as well as bespoke tailoring to size and colour requirements. Working with designers, architects and retail clients, the bespoke service offers a rescue for awkward a-symmetrical alcoves and creating oversized pieces for high ceilings and large scale.
Vintage Chinese furniture, stone statues and impressive accessories are stylishly presented as statements and focal points in room-sets are layered with on trend metallic and velvets. Orchid’s bold use of colour, particularly known for blue hues of teal, turquoise and indigo are the stars of the lacquered furniture; hand-applied in dedicated and traditional Chinese furniture factories where for generations vintage sideboards, cabinets and one-off antiques have been restored to offer fabulous armoires, drinks-cabinets and console tables.
Orchid supplies Trade projects throughout the UK, Europe and the Americas plus occasionally in Asia make their products accessible world-wide.
This growing and innovative brand is trusted for its knowledge of lacquering and hand-restoration one-off Oriental furniture as well as its ability to source to spec according to colour, design, style. The provenance of the vintage pieces is supplied making each piece a one-off story with details about any decoration and design detail.
Orchid’s in-house designed Mandarin collection offers ‘perfectly’ lacquered pieces which retain a subtle oriental flavour, but essentially offer luxurious simplicity and suit most interior styles. Over 40 of the Mandarin pieces were hand-made to bespoke sizes to feature in James Bond’s Skyfall film. The lacquer in the Mandarin collection is primarily black, Indigo and greys. A new lacquer colour and finish, Gunmetal grey was launched at the House & Garden Festival 2017, this industrial finish has been exceptionally successful and has added yet another finish and tactile lacquer to Orchid’s impressive range. This finish is not available anywhere else in the UK or Europe.
Cobalt blue, very much in tone for this season is prominent in Orchid’s SS18 collection. This perfect pigment is captured in beautifully lacquered tall tapered style cabinets bringing a punchy colour-splash to interiors. Mix Orchid’s metallic, black lacquer and silver leaf finishes for a fast-track to opulence.
Referred to as the LBD (little black dress) of Interiors, Orchid’s Mandarin 3-drawer console table is among the most versatile solutions for a narrow hallway or landing, and is perfect as a sofa table. The black lacquer offers a perfect balance of classic and on-trend when mixed with a bright turquoise lacquered accents, or cabinets. This look was adopted when Orchid’s bespoke service furnished an exclusive and highly private A-lister 10-room resort in Antigua, which can be secured for just US$25,000 a night! From oversized 4-posters to cubed side tables and the centre piece being a 30 foot tall sitting Buddha as the centre-piece.
Since launching Orchid in 2002, Co-founders & Directors, Jemma Page & Mimmi Waugh have developed the brand as the UK’s leading specialist in unique one-off items of restored Oriental furniture, lamps and accessories, but with their flare for design and great service are broadening their appeal through intensive one-day design work shops, held in store, as well as home design visits (free of charge) to help customer pull a scheme together. Collaborations with fabric, wallpaper and designers are resulting a strong niche concept brand offering an all-round service and products for both classic and contemporary schemes.
Jemma observes “ As furniture designers who are obsessed with colour combinations, I don’t know why we have been slow to appreciate the colour green, especially given our love of all things botanical. However, just recently we have had a bit of a green epiphany and realised what a versatile colour it actually is! We have found that, just like our signature blue combinations, that green is also is like a neutral and so easy to live with. It goes with wood beautifully and anything other natural textures, so we have been having great fun introducing it to our mix. Green goes so well with other colours too – the ubiquitous grey but also with shades of sophisticated saffron orange.”
Company contact details as follows:
London: 604 King’s Road, London SW6 2DX
T: 0207 384 2443
Hampshire: The Old Barn, Sandydown, Nr Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6BY
T: 01264 811111
Also at 71 Parchment Street, Winchester, SO23 8AT
On line: www.orchidfurniture.co.uk
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