Luxury giftware brand Stratton of Mayfair has teamed up with the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum to launch a unique collection of compacts, mirrors and pill boxes featuring three of its famous art designs.
The historic gift company – famed for its exquisite collections and timeless beauty of its products – is delighted to announce the partnership with the landmark museum to create the much-anticipated range.
The partnership comes hot on the heels of a renaissance for Stratton of Mayfair, which has this year undergone a High Street revival – and this gem of a collaboration has led to the creation of yet more jewels in the company’s stunning collection.
Founded in 1852, The Victoria and Albert Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of decorative arts and design, housing more than 4.5 million objects and welcoming millions of visitors from across the world. And three of its precious artistic designs will now be used on the ever-popular compacts, mirrors and pill boxes produced by Stratton of Mayfair.
The first, Chevron, is a design taken from a furnishing fabric by F.Gregory Brown and manufactured by William Foxton Ltd in 1922. The second is Exotic Birds, a design taken from a furnishing fabric by Minnie McLeish and also manufactured by William Foxton Ltd in the 1920s. The third stunning design chosen is Fashion Plate, L’oiseau volage fashion plate by George Barbier
from Modes et Manieres d’Aujourd ‘hui, Paris 1914.
The brand new designs will be unveiled by Stratton of Mayfair during the Autumn Fair International in Birmingham – the UK’s biggest gift fair of the season – before going on sale later this year.
Compacts with silver-plated bases will cost £60, mirrors £57.50 and pill boxes £30, while gilt-based compacts will be available for £65, mirrors £60 and pill boxes £33.
Stratton of Mayfair is one of the UK’s most historic names in luxury gifts and the partnership with The Victoria and Albert Museum is the latest announcement in a remarkable year, which has seen it celebrate its ‘Second Coming’. Its rebirth marked one of the highlights of the Birmingham Show in the spring, and bosses are sure its head-turning exhibition at the Autumn Fair at the city’s NEC will attract even more attention.
The company, which was originally founded in 1860, has built up a reputation for producing gifts that exude elegance and style, and the latest pieces created using the famous art designs from the Victoria and Albert Museum are a welcome addition to its collections.
Sue Grant, marketing manager for parent company Widdop Bingham, said: “Stratton of Mayfair is fortunate to boast a rich heritage and inimitable sense of opulence.
“We are delighted to announce our partnership with The Victoria and Albert Museum to create new designs for our collection.
“The museum is world-renowned for its unrivalled collection of art designs and it is wonderful that we have been able to work in partnership with such a prestigious institution to create unique compacts, mirrors and pill boxes featuring three of them.
“It is a perfect partnership and we look forward to unveiling the latest pieces in our collection.”