For the very first time in history, a highly anticipated design featuring 92 iconic buildings from around the world, has replaced the traditional 180-metre carpet which runs the full length of the Burlington Arcade.
This magnificent alteration is the result of a collaboration between internationally renowned bespoke furniture and interior design company LINLEY, and 200-year-old Royal Warrant holding carpet manufacturers, Brintons Carpets, who have united their talents to welcome international visitors to London’s most iconic shopping arcade.
Burlington Arcade commissioned LINLEY, to create a brand new, bespoke carpet that runs the full length of the longest and most beautiful covered shopping arcade in Britain. The focus of the design is to welcome international visitors to the luxury landmark, whilst acting as a showcase for British creativity, wit, design and manufacturing.
The design was inspired by a Limited Edition London Box created by LINLEY to commemorate the attention and success that London received in 2012. The striking design feature of the box is the London skyline, depicted on the top of the box using marquetry inlay in a variety of veneers, and this became the starting point for the design of the carpet.
Both LINLEY and Burlington Arcade have important international relationships, and the aim of the collaboration on the design is to welcome international visitors to the arcade whilst celebrating British tradition, design and craftsmanship.
If you are browsing in LINLEY then why not pop in to William Curley’s for a cup of hot chocolate as it is situated only around the corner.