London Connoisseur was founded by Helen Chislett, who has built up a considerable reputation writing about luxury design and decoration for international publications, including the Financial Times’ award-winning magazine ‘How To Spend It’. Having forged strong relationships with artists and makers over many years, whose work she has passionately championed within her features, she set out to create a service that connects superb artisanship with those seeking extraordinary and exceptional star pieces. The high standard of curation is a direct result of Helen’s own ‘black book’ of highly respected makers.

Our artists have been commissioned for projects across the globe from Kuwait to Russia; Beijing to Dallas; London to Lagos. While most commissions come through leading, international design studios, we are also happy to deal with private collectors direct.

Increasingly, elite brands understand the kudos of being associated with hand-crafted artisanship of the highest level. Our unique service offers the opportunity to partner with an extraordinary array of talented artist-designer-makers, whether to produce signature pieces for specific projects or events, or to undertake entire concepts for multi-starred hotels, flagship stores or corporate environments.

London Connoisseur also offers a certain number of unique or limited-edition objects that are fully exclusive to us, the result of our close ties with the artists we represent.