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Commissioning Luxury Interiors at London Craft Week 2016

Helen Chislett, founder of London Connoisseur, hosted a panel discussion with Howard Sansome of Aryma, Karen Howes of Taylor Howes and Tom Palmer about the benefits of commissioning site-specific, large-scale work for super prime properties as part of London Craft Week. As one of 129 events taking place from 3rd to 7th May Aryma was […]

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Aryma nominated for Walpole British Luxury Awards 2015 – Best British Luxury Craftsmanship

Aryma’s contribution to the luxury industry was recognised this week by being shortlisted for this year’s prestigious Walpole British Luxury Awards in Best British Luxury Craftsmanship category. Established in 2001, the Walpole British Luxury Awards are a celebration of exceptional brands and individuals and honour those who demonstrate brilliance in the luxury sector both within […]

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Highlights from the GREAT Festival of Creativity Shanghai 2-4 March

Aryma was proud to have been invited to take part in the recent GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai which marked the official start to the UK China Year of Culture and showcased the very best in British creativity. HRH The Duke of Cambridge opened the event at the Long Museum that welcomed a selected […]

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Aryma to join the GREAT Festival of Creativity in Shanghai

Aryma is set to take part in the GREAT Festival of Creativity at the Long Museum in Shanghai this March (2-4).  The Festival is a unique partnership between the British government and private sector working together to boost the UK economy while showcasing world class business innovation and creativity. Led by HRH The Duke of […]

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Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the finest examples of Islamic architecture, the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque situated at the entrance to Abu Dhabi City Island has been translated into the medium of marquetry by Senior Marquetry Artist Szilvia Dorogi. The original hand drawing features the Grand Mosque seen within an arabesque window against a burr ash background.  Other […]

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New presentation piece for Christopher Jenner Studio

We were delighted with the way this bold new almond blossom design by Christopher Jenner Studio worked out.   Created over three weeks by marquetry artist Szilvia Dorogi as a panel for client presentation, it combines a mix of coloured veneers and mother of pearl against a light oak background.  

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan launches at Paris Motor Show

The Rolls-Royce Phantom Metropolitan was unveiled today at the Paris Motor Show. So popular was this latest bespoke creation that all 20 of the limited edition have already been sold. Metropolitan features five different marquetry scenes in each Phantom. Every one of the ninety pieces of veneer that make up each facia or table top has undergone four separate processes before being assembled by hand into the background veneer.

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Work in progress on Phoenix

Work in progress on Phoenix, a new design created by Senior Marquetry Artist Szilvia Dorogi using flame coloured veneers against a fumed figured eucalyptus background laid out in a starburst pattern.

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Twist of Nature installed in new luxury development

Our latest work Twist of Nature, commissioned by award winning interior design practice Taylor Howes, has just been installed in a new luxury residential development in Kensington.

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The Duke of Urbino’s Studiolo at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

One of the highlights of a recent visit to New York was seeing the Studiolo from the Ducal Palace at Gubbio that was dismantled then reassembled at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Then, as now, marquetry reflects the owner’s personality whose interests in this case included mathematics, music and literature as well as emblems of personal significance such as the ostrich with a spearhead in its beak symbolising victory in the face of adversity.

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Bentley Mulsanne 95

Bentley has marked its 95th anniversary in the UK by launching the British themed Mulsanne 95 featuring inlays by Aryma. Only 15 examples will be made and all are pre-sold. The walnut veneer for the interior, of especially rare and beautiful figuring, came from a 300-400 year old tree at Fulbeck Hall in Lincolnshire that came down in a storm in 2007.

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Luminaire Aryma’s latest design unveiled

Aryma’s latest new marquetry design Luminaire is unveiled. The undulating surfaces and loose, geometric patterns create a sense of movement and achieve a design that jumps to life according to light and viewpoint.

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Bentley Mulsanne Seasons

Bentley has created the Mulsanne Seasons Collector’s Editions using marquetry developed with Aryma to express Chinese artist Lin Xi’s interpretation of the Chinese ‘Four Seasons’. Each season Spring (Orchid) pictured above, Summer (Bamboo), Autumn (Chrysanthemum) and Winter (Plum Blossom) will be limited to only ten cars whilst the Golden Pine ‘Whole Year Edition’ will be a true one of a kind.

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Home of Rolls-Royce launched

Home of Rolls-Royce has been launched to celebrate 10 years of production at Goodwood, England. The marquetry we created for Home of Rolls-Royce was the most complex and detailed ever made for a luxury motor car. The greatest care was taken to choose only veneer of the highest quality and consistency of figure, grain, colour and tone; the tiniest knot, fleck or inconsistent feature was immediately rejected.

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Ask the designer

At SuperyachtDESIGN Week Angie Audretsch from SuperyachtDESIGN Magazine spoke to designer Hannah Gage about a recent superyacht project.

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Superyacht Design Week 2013

Aryma was proud to take part in SuperyachtDESIGN WEEK 2013 as one of six artisan showcases. The three day gathering brought together some of the most influential and innovative designers and suppliers in the large yacht design arena at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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Large table for new 80m superyacht nears completion

Almost six months in the making, the overlay for this six-metre table, Aryma’s latest work for an 80-metre superyacht by Master Marquetry Artist Anne Harrison, is nearing completion. The brief for this design was a dense carpet of leaves in rich autumnal colours. A wide variety of natural coloured veneers have been used to provide […]

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Chinoiserie style table

This Chinoiserie style console table, here is in the final stages of being french polished, depicts birds and magnolias flowing in a continuous design over the top and sides. The black bolivar background contrasts with a green underside picking up on the green leaves.

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Aryma welcomes Dr Vince Cable to the studio

We were delighted to welcome the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable who visited Aryma today as part of the Government’s fact-finding initiative to understand the challenges faced by small businesses exporting around the world. Aryma were nominated for Made by Britain as an example of manufacturing excellence by Roger […]

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Mother of Pearl Magnolia Table

The inspiration behind the design for this immense six metre table for Bill Cleyndert & Company came from a single picture of a magnolia. From this Senior Marquetry Artist, Szilvia Dorogi, developed the design, selected the materials and created the entire work over a three month period.

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Alfred Dunhill Antarctic Shackleton Whisky Cabinet is launched

The finishing touches are made to the highly detailed marquetry map for the Alfred Dunhill Antarctic Shackleton Cabinet during a visit to the studio by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall. Aryma worked closely with Alfred Dunhill to create the highly detailed marquetry map for this showpiece that honours the celebrated British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Nimrod expedition to the South Pole in 1907.

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TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visit Aryma

We were honoured to welcome TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to Aryma as part of their annual tour of Wales. It was a wonderful day and a great privilege to show the Prince and Duchess around the studio, introduce them to the artists and explain a little of what we do.

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Alfred Dunhill takes marquetry to the Paris runway

It was quite a thrill to see our work on the runway at Alfred Dunhill’s Spring Summer 2011 collection in Paris. The marquetry on the front face of this luxury easel and art case incorporates an intricate monogram within a foliate border.

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Marquetry in the renaissance style

This reproduction of a 15th-century Medici throne we were recently involved with illustrates the versatility of marquetry. An example of typcial renaissance marquetry in boxwood and walnut, the panels depict fauns, birds and other mythological creatures within a decorative foliate background. 

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Arizona Sky – a marquetry domed ceiling

One of our most rewarding and complex projects began with a simple question from the client, ‘Do you like a challenge?’ Nearly 18 months later, Arizona Sky, a domed ceiling in marquetry for an American luxury residence and one of our largest commissions to date has just been installed. Twenty-four large marquetry panels cover an […]

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Latest Mulberry marquetry wall panels installed in Bond Street

The latest floor to ceiling wall panels of Autumn leaves for Mulberry’s Bond Street store in London were looking great when we last called in. Each of the many hundreds of leaves created for the design, covering roughly ten square metres, was made to be unique.

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