Christophe Edwards and Andrew Webb
The Christophe Edwards and Andrew Webb Gallery has the atmosphere of an artist's studio. The showroom displays an eclectic mix of carefully selected furniture, pictures, objects, sculpture and lighting. The collection is not period specific; instead Christophe and Andrew observe two simple rules: to choose pieces of superb design that have both expert craftsmanship as well as a timeless quality that makes every piece versatile. The sophistication and diversity of the objects has made the Christophe Edwards and Andrew Webb Gallery a first stop for top interior designers and collectors from both the UK and the USA.
Christophe Edwards followed his cousin Ralph Edwards (curator of woodwork at the V & A and author of 'A Dictionary of English Furniture,' published in 1954 and still the definitive work on the subject) into the trade. He started dealing in the late 1970's and was one of a handful of dealers in London and New York credited with rediscovering 'Art Furniture' (furniture and objects designed by architects between 1850 and 1940.) From his shop in the Pimlico Road and exhibitions in New York, Christophe built up a loyal following of international interior designers and private collectors.
Andrew Webb comes from a family of antique dealers in Scotland. Following an English Literature degree, Andrew portered at Sotheby's Bond Street during the week and moonlighted for a silver dealer at Portobello Market at the weekends. He joined Christopher Hodsoll and Lulu Lytle at Soane Britain in 1998 where he stayed until he started his own business 5 years ago.
In 2007, Christophe and Andrew joined the Core One Collective at The Gasworks, Fulham, SW6, so that they could benefit from the potential the new extended galleries could offer. Core One is a collective of ten dealers who over the last decade have been recognized as one of the best trade hubs in Europe.
Christophe also recently served as the art consultant on the popular Channel Four show, Four Rooms.