I found some photos the other day that took me back many years ago, as eons wheeled and passed and before I had my antique shop on Pimlico Road. In 2001, I had an extraordinary stroke of luck and was inadvertently invited to join an exciting new collective to be called Core One. The invitation had arisen simply as one of the other founder members had decided to pull out and I happened to be in the vicinity.
Prior to this I had been one of London’s many runners feeding the arteries of the antique trade selling from the back of a car. With a level of both ambivalance and excitement I had accidentally become a shop keeper; something I had never intended! We all set up with much gusto and fan fair. We were a brave new world of an egalitarian collective (or so we thought ). Plinth joined us who still to this day I believe were probably one of the most exciting new additions to the antique trade in generations and one of the unsung heros of our era.