George Spencer Designs
“George Spencer over the years has created many an inspirational space with its designs, however being a part of the Admiralty Arch project is a great honour not only as a landmark building but for being part of this great piece of British history. The plans to transform Admiralty Arch into a public space seems fitting due to its origin as a thank you gift to Queen Victoria from all of her ‘grateful citizens’, which is inscribed onto the building itself. The amount of research and respect into the history will transform Admiralty Arch into something very special.”
Tim Walters, Managing Director
George Spencer (a relation to Sir Winston Churchill) started the company in the 1940s. The first showroom was in Sloane Street, London. Not travelling far from the place where it all began, they are now based in Elystan Street where they have traded as interior designers and purveyors of fine fabric ever since. From their trimmings, which are proudly made in the UK and have been a staple of the family since the beginning, to the humble linen and the beautifully crafted silk, they have all been carefully considered for quality, colour and finish which has become the hallmark that sets George Spencer Designs apart from the everyday.
George Spencer also support new designers and prides itself on finding some of the best in the world. One such designer is Ismini Samanidou. Born in Athens and London-based, she trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. Whilst studying, George Spencer sponsored Samanidou to go to Guatemala on a weaving project and now George Spencer are lucky enough to have a staple favourite in the design, Ismini. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and the USA. Most notably in the UK, her work hangs in the National Theatre.Barrow Hepburn & Gale