Five years ago, we began our little shop in rather accidental circumstances. Ben’s growing architectural practice needed a bit more room to grow. He decided to take on a little storefront in Rugby Street, just across the road, and the idea was to have a little office annexe in the back with a tiny shopfront on the street.
To start with, the plan was to lend the shopfront to an antique dealer friend. On a trip to New York, and a visit to his favourite store in the world, John Derian, Ben had one of those moments when he realised the fun thing to do was to open a shop all of his own.
Returning to London he bumped into his old friend Bridie Hall, decorative artist and maker. Ben and Bridie began chatting, and a collaboration was born. Total novices, they opened the shop together on the night of Ben’s birthday, 13th November 2008, with one purpose: to look for things that they loved themselves.
The shop grew exponentially and soon the office annexe had to move. Today, we’ve got a lot more experience – but we remain firmly grounded in the principle of sourcing and selling things that we really love – be they classic or contemporary, antique or modern; books, pictures, objects, furniture.
In 2013, we officially joined forces and created ‘Pentreath & Hall’. We’ve loved the journey of the last 5 years, meeting so many fantastic customers and suppliers along the way, and we’re incredibly excited about what’s next. Please come and visit us if you are ever in London, or enjoy a browse around our site if you’re not. We would be delighted to send a handsomely wrapped brown paper parcel to you anywhere in the world.
Ben & Bridie
- Address Bloomsbury,London
- Phone +44 (0)20 7430 2526
- Website http://www.pentreath-hall.com/
- Category Alt Gifts, Alt Home, Alt Lifestyle
- Location London, UK
- Tags antiques, art, books, candles, cards, chairs, china, cushions, footstool, furniture, glass, lighting, linen, mirrors, print, storage, trays, utility, vases
- By Ceeaych
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org