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A 6 metre wide verre églomisé artwork by Peascod for Spring, Somerset House, London.

Peonies for Spring

Interior Designer
Briony Fitzgerald Design
Spring restaurant, London
Verre églomisé
Gilbert McCarragher

A verre églomisé installation created to form a backdrop to the reception of London’s restaurant Spring, headed by Michelin-starred chef Skye Gyngell.

Detail of Peony verre églomisé artwork with 22 carat gold leaf and Japanese washi papers.
Verre églomisé artwork visible through Georgian arch at Somerset House, London.

Spring is located in the 19th century drawing room of Somerset House, a Neoclassical mansion on the north bank of the Thames, London, the room has been refurbished to its former glory and was opened to the public for the first time in over 150 years.

Hints at the fleeting beauty of nature are present throughout Spring’s interior scheme and this formed the starting point for our design. Taking compositional influence from 18th Century Japanese screens, the five-panel piece includes layers of 22 carat gold leaf and silver leaf verre églomisé, Japanese washi papers and pigments.

Verre églomisé artwork with chandelier for Skye Gyngell at Spring, Somerset House, London.

The 6 metre wide piece was created with verre églomisé, Japanese washi papers and pigments.