About the GalleryFounded by Simon Stewart, Charles Burnand Gallery is an internationally renowned gallery representing established and emerging designers and artists. Located in London's Fitzrovia Design District, the gallery draws an international clientele seeking one-of-a-kind and editioned collectable designs and studio artworks from a diverse roster of talent. The gallery honours fine craftsmanship while emphasising the use of sustainable materials and production techniques.Charles Burnand Gallery maintains dynamic programming throughout the year, ranging from thematic and solo shows and selling exhibitions. The gallery regularly exhibits at globally recognised art and design fairs including Design Miami/, Salon Art + Design, Collect Art Fair and London Design Festival. Represented talent boasts international recognition from the LOEWE Foundation Craft Prize, in addition to acquisitions from institutions such as the Vitra Museum and countries as far reaching as France, Sweden and the United States. In an effort to champion local emerging talents, the gallery also hosts an annual showcase for promising Masters graduate students at the Royal College of Art.
About the StudioOutside of artist representations, Charles Burnand Gallery offers an in-house design and production studio capable of realising custom commissions through its roster of world-class global artisans, including the gallery's exhibiting artists, who create bespoke pieces for a prestigious network of collectors, interior designers and architects. The gallery's team of material alchemists understand and uphold ancient techniques and creative practises, working with a range of mediums including bronze, cast glass, silver, mica and more.While known for its statement light fixtures, the studio produces a range of furnishings for both residential and commercial environments. The talented team reverse engineers design challenges to streamline the process of navigating multiple specialised artisans for each commission. Charles Burnand Gallery takes pride in supporting local makers and artists, as the pieces crafted by the studio are primarily manufactured and assembled in the United Kingdom.
About Simon StewartThe founder of Charles Burnand Gallery is Simon Stewart, an experienced curator and artist who oversees each of Charles Burnand Gallery's selling exhibitions within the Fitzrovia space and at global fairs. Stewart also collaborates with the gallery's talented roster of artisans to create bespoke works for clients, often fostering collaborations between multiple artisans. Stewart's eye for emerging talent often results in new introductions into the United Kingdom or the elevation of a young maker prior to institutional recognition. Simon Stewart established Charles Burnand Gallery in 2009, reimaging a home and objet d'art store originally founded by his mother, a notable florist and stylist for prominent English society members in the 1960s. Stewart is a classically trained woodwind musician, having pursued the conservatory graduate programme as a scholar at the Royal College of Music. The instruction and discipline he mastered as a performer now influences his present work and craft. The name "Charles Burnand" represents Stewart's grandfather, whom he idolised but never had the opportunity to meet - his legacy lives on with the gallery.