Vanderhurd expands and refurbishes studio space

Internationally acclaimed design studio, Vanderhurd, has expanded and refurbished its showroom in order to house an ever growing collection of bespoke rugs, carpets and textiles.

Through the refurbishment, the showroom’s natural lighting has been vastly improved while its displays offer easier access and greater visibility, providing the perfect space for clients to discuss their projects, whether they are choosing new colourways or creating an entirely bespoke design. The expansion takes the space from 27 square metres to a spacious 52.

In the early 1960s renowned antiques dealer Geoffrey Van, father of studio Creative Director Christine Van Der Hurd, operated his business on Portobello Road – welcoming an array of actors, film producers and Royals, and helping to establish what is now one of London’s most respected hubs for art and antiques.

In 1969 Geoffrey Van and his wife discovered and purchased a property on Portobello Road, not far from his thriving antiques dealership. With an exceptional eye for detail, he went about laying marble floors and sourcing antique church doors, transforming the property into a beautiful family home.

This space has remained in the family, with Christine Van Der Hurd operating the Vanderhurd studio from it for the last 10 years. By retaining its original architectural features, the newly refurbished space both honours and celebrates its former lives while offering a refreshed, contemporary feel.