THE 2014 LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL





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Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or plagued with another bout of tonsillitis!), you will know that the London Design Festival started last week and is now in full swing. Everyone remotely interested in design has caught the bug and the city is abuzz with creativity and excitement from Chelsea to Brompton, Kensington and Notting Hill to Mayfair and Shoreditch, and so many other pockets within the capital as far as Syon Park where Decorex returns after so many years.  
Come and see us at the Redloh House Fabrics Stand 23!

A-Gent of Style will be showing you soon some of his highlights after scouring the myriads of fairs, exhibitions, events, talks and parties (of course). Stay tuned!

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LONDON MASTERPIECE 2014





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Summer in London means Masterpiece, one of the landmark events in London’s collecting calendar, which opens today. As a huge devotee of antiques and art fairs, A-Gent of Style was eager to witness this year’s edition, now in its 5th year, and attended the preview yesterday, his enthusiasm hugely enhanced in the last few weeks by the daily build-up on Instagram. Rating Masterpiece as one of the highlights of the London art fair circuit, A-Gent of Style was wowed this year once again by the sheer brilliance and diversity of the elegantly curated vignettes showcasing objets of the highest calibre.

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Masterpiece London brings together 150 leading exhibitors, old friends and newcomers (A-Gent of Style made some great discoveries), from around the world to showcase a superb selection of museum-quality art, antiques, jewellery, furniture and design. The fair attracts keen collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts across a wide range of collecting categories and has established itself as notable highlight of the annual art fair calendar. Set in the magnificent South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea Masterpiece takes place during London Art Week until 2 July.


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As in previous years, the range of disciplines is vast, providing something of interest for every visitor. Each item is selected and individually vetted by a committee of independent experts and specialists before the fair begins, which guarantees quality and authenticity is of the highest order alongside fabulous bars and dining such as Scott’s, The Ivy and Le Caprice.


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A-Gent of Style
 presents today snapshots he took yesterday of the works which dazzled him, offered for sale at the 2014 fair. Visitors will no doubt relish the chance to acquire such rare pieces or simply enjoy temptation on a grand scale.

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“Masterpiece is just that – a masterpiece. Its success is a testament to the vibrant international art scene, the passion of collectors, exhibitors and curators, and the dedication of those who devote their time and energy to making this show a reality.



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– Imagery by A-Gent of Style – 






BOOK END No14




“Straight I walked to the trellis vine. Wisteria touched a lifted nostril:

Feelings of beauty diffused, to entwine my spirit with June’s own aura.”

– Ann McGough, Summons –


Here are A-Gent of Style‘s June picks of noteworthy publications.

Don’t forget you can hover your cursor over each image to see the rest of the book cover or click on the image to see the cover in full in a new window.



All books are available or can be ordered from
The Bookshop at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour +44 (0) 20 7351 6854 / @theBOOKSHOPat

And if you’ve missed the previous instalments of Book End, you can catch up and see the other fantastic books A-Gent of Style selected over the months:Book End No1, Book End No2, Book End N03, Book End N04, Book End No5Book End No6, Book End No7, Book End N08, Book End No9, Book End No10, Book End N011, Book End N012, Book End N013.


Happy reading!




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