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The Sales team choose their favourite original Jamb designs.
25 September 2015

It has been an extraordinarily busy week with the London Design Festival in full swing and for this weeks blog I asked the sales team of Jamb to select their favourite original Jamb designs. Every day the sales team use their expertise and knowledge to select the best fireplace, lighting and furniture designs for client requirements and I was intrigued to know what they would choose for themselves…

Charlotte Freemantle, Sales Director

“One of the best elements of my role is creating bespoke fire surrounds outside of our standard reproduction collection. Clients often ask me to make bespoke copies of chimneypieces from our antique collection or from images they have found. The pictured mantel in white statuary marble is a bespoke fireplace created for private clients using our antique chimneypiece G215 as inspiration. It is always amazing when you see the idea realised from a drawing.”

A bespoke mantel based on an Antique Original

I love the diversity of the Camden Bench that can be used as a hall or window seat and even at the end of a bed. The sand blasted Oak creates a modern feel of a traditional Regency design.

The Camden Bench in front of the Holland Sofa

Henry Bickerton, Associate Director

My favourite fireplace is the Clarence which is the quintessential Regency chimneypiece; understated, elegant and refined. It reflects the mood change towards simplicity of the early 19th century that is so relevant today.

My first love when I came to Jamb was the Original Globe lantern which I subsequently bought. It gives some formality to a typical west London Victorian hallway. I love the light that is thrown from the Guilloche meridan.

The Original Globe lantern

Tom Jackson, Sales.

“My first choice would be a lighting design: the Hinton hanging lantern. Living in a small space in London the size is perfect for the living room and if I ever move I would have to take it with me – how could I leave my first Jamb purchase behind? It has a very classic shape, with a timeless elegance. This hanging lantern only comes in brown bronze which is also my favourite finish. It is also affordable and within reach – I hope to actually buy it this year!

The Hinton Lantern lit in the showroom (second on the right)

The chair I have always admired is the Austin Cane Chair. I find it simple and honest but there is also a true depth to this chair. Following the forms of the celebrated 18th century furniture makers, Gillows of Lancaster I love the simple back with its elegant paterae detailing and the distinctive turned and reeded legs which are distinct Gillows design which I find is executed perfectly.”

Eva Chotomanidou, Head of lighting and Michael Smith Fabrics

“For my fireplace I would want a simple frame without a shelf so my mind springs to the Osterley in Portland stone. Even though it is simple, it has a presence with its beautiful and intricate carvings. I love the Portland stone as it has a consistent and clean finish with no fossil detail.

My first choice for lighting would be the Windsor hanging lantern. It is a dream purchase though, as it would never fit into my London flat but there is always hope! I worked on a project where the client installed it into their Orangery and I fell in love with it there and then.

The Windsor Hanging Lantern in the Orangery

For me it is a wonderful statement piece but without being ostentatious. I love its gothic sensibility and the leaf castings. It comes in a distressed gilt finish without being overbearing.

My favourite piece of furniture is the Pennington Bench I love the curves and simplicity of the Arts and Crafts structure. I love how the tone of the Oak will deepen in colour with the passage of time, becoming silvery in hue by the hand of nature.”