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Geoffrey Bennison

Geoffrey Bennison, the renowned London antiques dealer and decorator, was one of the major players in the evolution of 20th century English style. He named his look “New Trad” which he defined as good English and French furniture of the 18th century combined with useful furniture of any period and century. His legacy lives on through the Bennison showrooms. Here you will find a vast assortment of hand-printed fabrics and wall coverings based on original 18th and 19th century English and French textiles.

I love this antique wing back chair showcasing a patchwork of Bennison fabrics. Also of particular note is the above-the-door shelf detail and display of oriental porcelain garniture – a detail I plan to replicate for a client soon.

I’m wearing a black wool flannel jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford shirt in brown cotton with contrast white collar, vintage moonstone cuff links, vintage brown silk pocket square, beige corduroy pants and chartreuse python belt with silver double horse head buckle all by Gucci, Dior sneakers in silver leather, dark olive gift tote from Ranger Rover, and Tom Ford sunglasses.

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