October 31 2010
November sees a pop-up opportunity in Mayfair for shoppers wishing to do good. Hidden in the lofty expanse above Rupert Sanderson’s boutique is House of Voltaire, the temporary retail outlet of Studio Voltaire, a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to widening access to art education through art production and exhibition projects.
For sale are original artworks, limited-edition prints and fashion items (including pieces from Richard Nicoll and the artist Linder Sterling’s collaboration from autumn/winter 2010, pictured), plus sculpture by the likes of Phyllida Barlow and specially commissioned homewares and accessories.
All proceeds from products sold – which range in price from £10 to £10,000 – will support Studio Voltaire’s diverse exhibitions and programmes. These include after-school clubs for children attending London community schools, and education projects for adults with learning difficulties, using painting, photography and sculpture techniques, which help more than 1,000 adults annually.