We collaborate with designers, craftsmen, fashion houses, architects and specifiers on a variety of projects
FBC London x SA Baxter
In 2018, we partnered with SA Baxter Architectural Hardware and their Design Partner Program to create a new suite of hardware inspired by the designer’s fascination with the natural world.
“FBC London’s ethos is to produce pieces shaped by true craftsmen using traditional and modern techniques. Working with the SA Baxter Design Studio has allowed us to give each suite provenance and work alongside a team of incredibly passionate and design led ironmongers. Huge amounts of thought have been put into the mechanics of the hardware, incorporating the luxurious diverse materiality with a quality of finishing delivering beautifully crafted accessible hardware.”
The designs show SA Baxter’s detailed craftsmanship and FBC London’s brave mix of finishes and textures. The designs are submerged in Fiona’s inspiration from the historical Roman background of Northumberland and the beauty of natural textures. These factors have heavily influenced this collaborative collection.
FBC London x Alexander McQueen
Our sculptural bronze Men’s Valet was designed in collaboration with luxury fashion house Alexander McQueen, for the Wallpaper* Handmade collection.
Cast in bronze by a foundry in Northumberland, the reverse features an intricately carved ivy pattern. Features include built in USB Charging point, solid bronze shoe horn, hanging rail and removable crocodile skin accessory trays with the interior lined with Alexander McQueen signature check design laser printed onto leather.
FBC London x Marco Tullio Siviglia x Frida’s Belgravia in Bloom
Contemporary artist Marco Tullio Siviglia and FBC London celebrated Belgravia in bloom and the Grosvenor x V&A’s Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up partnership.
In honor of Frida Kahlo, one of the most recognised and significant female artists of the 20th century, Marco created three limited edition and bespoke vessels names ‘Frida Opuntia’, exclusive to FBC London.
Tullio Siviglia draws from the primeval forces of the mineral, botanical and animal worlds working with clay, glass and metal oxides. With reference to the roots, cacti, seeds and fruits, Tullio Siviglia has recreated an imaginary garden. Working with 2 different types of clay, interlacing glass and mineral inclusions to convey a sense of growth, strength yet such fragility – crossing the boundaries. His style relays this well and the clay gives structure and strength to the object, the design. On a finer level of detail, the texture and frayed edges gives beauty and fragility to the shape.