Asprey’s imposing headquarters on the west side of New Bond Street is a London landmark, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking elegance and luxury in all its forms, from high-end jewellery to china and crystal via timepieces, silverware and leather goods, including the famous backgammon sets.
The tone at Asprey is set by the fact that it has held a Royal Warrant from every British monarch since Queen Victoria awarded the company hers in 1862. The company continues to embody the best of British tradition, craftsmanship and innovation. In 2018 to celebrate more than 80 years of creating exceptional barware, Asprey launched the Art Deco Cocktail trolley, an original design derived from the archives and inspired by the Art Deco style fashionable in the 1920s and ’30s.
The attention to detail of the in-house design teams consistently challenges the skills of Asprey’s artisans
Taking Asprey’s master craftsmen over 150 hours to complete, the trolley features the Asprey ‘A’ monogram and a bullskin handle. The cocktail trolley is the perfect centrepiece and, when fully equipped, displays the house’s renowned barware collections, including novelty cocktail shakers such as the Rocket and Racing Car, Asprey’s renowned animal-head decanters, champagne coolers and ice buckets. For more than 200 years Asprey has been a royal jeweller with the leather, silver and engraving workshops housed above the New Bond Street store. This year the house launched a new jewellery collection, Cosmic. Inspired by the eternal mystery and gradual exploration of outer space, the collection articulates modern jewellery designs in the form of planets, stars, satellites and the Asprey rocket motif, with details picked out in pavé diamonds.
Asprey’s Autumn/ Winter 2018 handbag collection draws inspiration from the exotic colours of the botanical illustrations from around the world housed at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The collection features Asprey’s classic silhouettes and new season designs which, thanks to the house’s unrivalled design aesthetic, continue to exude effortless style in the form of the Belle Backpack, Morgan 18 and 1781 Pochette. This year Asprey partnered Gumball 3000 to celebrate the rally’s 20th anniversary with a special route from London to Tokyo. Asprey created the ‘Spirit of the Gumball’ Trophy as well as designing and producing bracelets for all the drivers. A limited-edition sterling silver Car Cocktail Shaker was also created and auctioned during the rally, with all proceeds going to charity.
The tone at Asprey is set by the fact that it has held a Royal Warrant from every British monarch since Queen Victoria awarded the company hers in 1862
The attention to detail of the in-house design teams consistently challenges the skills of Asprey’s artisans, who balance traditional methods with modern design, producing exceptional pieces. Asprey continues to support the Royal Warrant Association in keeping traditional crafts alive and has just partnered with the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council as a patron celebrating British Craft. Asprey also continues to nurture its partnership with the Dorchester Collection, which celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Asprey boutique in the renowned Beverly Hills hotel, launching a handbag range aptly named the Beverly Hills Collection. In November 2018, Asprey opened a three-month pop-up shop at The Dorchester.
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