• Event date 2 December 2022
  • Event location London

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This December, Christie’s Lates celebrates the art of craftsmanship. Join us after hours to preview breathtaking art from our Classic Week sales, alongside talks by artisans, panel discussions, interactive workshops and more. Entry is free and open to all.

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Christie's Lates London


6:30pm and 8:30pm | St. James’s Galleries

Specialist tours of Macabre: Fantasized by Benjamin Spiers
Christie’s specialists Jakob Angner and Lucy Speelman in conversation with artist and co-curator, Benjamin Spiers


Conversation with Edward Bulmer
Edward Bulmer (interior designer, architectural historian and ‘colourman’) shares tips on picture hanging and decorating in time for your next interior design project

7:30pm | Great Room

Panel discussion | Why Making Matters
Helen Chislett (journalist and author), will be joined in conversation by Kit Kemp (creative director and founder of Firmdale Hotels and Kit Kemp Design Studio), Lulu Lytle (founder and creative director of Soane Britain) and Chris Cox (creative director and co-founder of Cox London)

WORKSHOPS — Throughout the evening

Goldwork embroidery with Hand & Lock | EAST ROOM
Get your hands dirty with the embroidery house who provide embellishment services to the Royal Family, top European design houses, the Royal Armed Forces and Savile Row

Japanese Hammer work with master silversmith Wayne Meeten | EAST ROOM
Find out how to bring silver to life with master maker, Wayne Meeten, who uses his extensive knowledge, informed by his training in Japan and the UK to create strikingly tactile designs

DEMONSTRATIONS — Throughout the evening

Old Master Painting restoration | ANTE ROOM
With picture restorer, Angelica Pediconi

Fromental handmade wallpaper live demonstration| KING STREET GALLERY
Discover the creative process behind Fromental's iconic handpainted, embroidered and printed wallcoverings

Relaunch of Franco Maria Ricci's FMR Magazine | GALLERY VIEWING ROOM
Learn about traditional publishing in a digital world with FMR. The art magazine directed by Edoardo Pepino and Laura Casalis Ricci

Embroidery with Lora Avedian, textile artist and designer | AUGUSTA GALLERY
Take inspiration from Lora Avedian as she applies traditional embroidery and embellishment techniques to create modern artefacts

Leather-working with Mary Wing To, leather artisan designer and whip maker | ST. JAMES’S GALLERIES
Watch and learn as Mary Wing To creates designs that add a new twist to the evolution and fine tradition of leather craftsmanship

Seekd featuring Mocielli | KING STREET GALLERY ANNEX
Discover the beauty and symbolism of gemstones and unique jewellery design

Wednesday's Domaine tasting | WEST ROOM
Experience the new frontier of alcohol-free wine

Christie’s pay bar | WEST ROOM

Photobooth | NEW GALLERY
Strike a pose and re-create your own Old Master painting

Meet the artisans

Angelica Pediconi

Angelica Pediconi

Angelica trained as a Paintings Conservator and Art Historian in Rome prior to moving to London where she received a Master's degree at the Royal College of Art/ V&A Museum with a specialisation in Renaissance Material Culture. Since then she has worked as an Independent Old/Modern/ Masters Paintings Restorer for Public and Private Institutions and as an Art Historian focusing on the Patronage of XVIc Cardinals in Rome. She is a passionate collector of Fine Art Photography.

Chris Cox

Chris Cox

Chris Cox is the creative director and co-founder of Cox London. Working with fellow sculptor Nicola Cox and their specialist artists, artisans and highly skilled makers Cox London hand produce unique lighting, furniture and objects that tread the fine line between art, design and craft. These elemental and remarkable pieces made in their London atelier, illuminate and animate the spaces they inhabit.

Craftmasters Gallery

Craftmasters Gallery

Craftmasters Gallery is a social enterprise offering silversmiths a fair price for their work; its profits provide heritage skills training for emerging makers. Master Silversmith Wayne Meeten will demonstrate Japanese hammer work. Over 30 years Wayne has honed his skills in Japan and the UK, his award-winning work is held in public and private collections worldwide.

Edward Bulmer

Edward Bulmer

Edward has spent the last 30 years working in some of Britain’s finest buildings. He is a leading interior designer, architectural historian and ‘colourman’, renowned for restoring our heritage buildings, bringing his expert knowledge to conservation and his design flair to the creation of new spaces for modern living. His eponymous paint brand creates plant-based natural paints for the protection of both people and planet.



Renowned art publisher Franco Maria Ricci first introduced FMR magazine in 1982. His dream was to show his readers art as they had never seen it before. Relaunched in 2022 and now publishing on a quarterly basis, with one issue for each season, FMR offers a master class in vision and delight, exploring boundless seas of art, architecture, and design. Featuring the writing and photography of great creative minds, our editorial process is a persistent quest for great moments of timeless creativity. With each solstice and equinox, we bring our readers a cornucopia of revelations and discoveries. FMR: the world’s most beautiful magazine, offering joy to the imagination and the eye.



Fromental are makers of hand-painted, embroidered, and printed wallcoverings, framed artworks and objects. Founded by designer-makers Tim Butcher and Lizzie Deshayes in 2005, the business’s ethos is rooted in a deep love and respect for beauty. Beauty is fundamental to a good life, and Fromental's artists empower each customer and collaborator to welcome it generously into their every day.

Hand & Lock

Hand & Lock

The long history of Hand & Lock can be traced back to 1767. Trusted by couture designers, Savile Row, The British Monarchy and TV and Film. Hand & Lock pride itself in creating exquisite luxury embroidery with high quality craftsmanship and techniques that have changed very little since 1767.

Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett

Helen Chislett is a journalist and author who specialises in design and decoration at the luxury end of the market. She has written over twenty books to date. This year, she and Lord Snowdon co-authored Craft Britain: Why Making Matters (OH Editions), beating the drum for contemporary craft and craftsmanship throughout the UK. In addition, Helen runs her own online art platform, Helen Chislett Gallery.

Kit Kemp

Kit Kemp

Interior Designer Kit Kemp MBE has forged an internationally-acclaimed reputation, not only for her unique hotel interiors as Founder and Creative Director of Firmdale Hotels in London and New York and the Kit Kemp Design Studio, but also as a successful textiles, fragrance and homewares designer, author and a highly-respected champion of British art, craft and sculpture.

Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian

Lora Avedian is a London based multidisciplinary artist and author, who graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2017. She translates her playful drawings through textiles and paper collage. Lora’s work is inspired by ethnographic research and nature, she often uses vintage materials to create her work. She favours handmade traditional processes, focusing on limited edition and bespoke projects.

Lulu Lyttle

Lulu Lytle

Lulu Lytle is a champion of traditional craftsmanship, which she has supported for the last 25 years through her company Soane Britain whose furniture, lighting, fabrics and wallpapers are made entirely in the UK. As well as having established its own rattan, chairmaking and lighting workshops, Soane collaborates with, amongst others, blacksmiths, silversmiths, cabinet-makers, saddlers, upholsterers and precision engineers, providing work to craftspeople in 59 independent British workshops.

Mary Wing To

Mary Wing To

Mary Wing To is a leather artisan and whip-maker based in London. Her passion for leather, fashion and horses became her unique career journey. Every part of the whip is hand-crafted using century old techniques, from shaping the core to the cutting of the leather lace and finishing. Mary founded the brand Whip In Hand selling luxury bespoke whips made-to-order with the aim to preserve traditional whip-making which is an endangered craft in the UK.



Seekd is a boutique marketplace for earth-friendly jewellery and accessories, with curated collections by talented designer makers. All the collections have their own stories and influences made from eco-friendly or Fairtrade metals and gemstones. We are proudly featuring Mocielli Jewellery for this event. Mocielli is inspired by female archetypes and strives to be a precious reminder of the virtues and strengths we carry within. Each piece is created using recycled metals and gems from trustworthy suppliers.

Wednesday's Domaine

Wednesday’s Domaine

Not drinking? No problem. Wednesday's Domaine and its two alcohol free wines have you covered. Keep the conversation flowing, the wine flowing and whatever-you-have-to-do-the-next-day-flowing. Founder, Luke Hemsley, has long enjoyed a glass of wine at the end of the day — opening a bottle, pouring a glass and unwinding are all part of a ritual. The search for an enjoyable alcohol free alternative - one that you could be proud to take to a friend’s house - proved fruitless, and so he created Wednesday's Domaine to fill the void.


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London Christie's Saleroom

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8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

Date and time
2 December 2022, 6pm – 9pm

Christie's Lates, London

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More about Christie’s Lates

Combining art, music and specialist talks, Christie’s Lates are the perfect opportunity to mix with like-minded art lovers after hours. With free entry, each curated evening in this new series of events aims to bring art to life and inspire conversation, showcasing highlights from our upcoming auctions alongside interactive activities, talks by guest experts and enticing food and drink.