Pera Studios launch art and design concept store in Notting Hill

Pera Studios was founded by architect and interior designer Chiara Bardi to introduce a bespoke concept of showcasing contemporary artists and makers alongside design classics and collectors items. The first edit has just been installed at a former carpet showroom in Notting Hill.

Pera Studios aims to provide visitors with an opportunity to experience handcrafted ceramics and textiles, carefully selected pieces of furniture and works of art as a physical antidote to digital viewing rooms and online deliveries.

A curated collection of works by fine artists, designers and creators is presented in an eclectic setting of rare objects and vintage furniture. Covid restrictions permitting, a series of salon-style events will be announced over the coming weeks. Starting with a private view this Thursday, details of future events will be released at short notice.

Pera Studios was created in close collaboration with family and friends who share Bardi’s passion for good design and art. The core team met when working at Frieze Art Fair and all live in Notting Hill while the interiors and art have been carefully selected from artists and suppliers from across the UK and internationally.

The inaugural selection includes fine art photography, painting and mosaics by Alfie Caine, Marisa Culatto, Agnieszka Laskus and Catherine Parkinson, sculptural objects and ceramics by Carmen Boyd, Giulia Gentili and Caroline Gray, with vintage pieces ranging from German and Scandinavian design classics to a unique selection of Benin terracotta heads from the personal collection of late 19th Century diplomat and engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps.

Additional artists and makers will be announced as the collection develops. Pera Studios is available for commissions.