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With the trend for pop-up shops on the increase few have done it with such style and panache as Studio Voltaire as they launched House of Voltaire this month in Mayfair.

Nestled upstairs at Rupert Sanderson’s west-end showroom, this artist-led venture is selling a diverse selection of limited editions and original pieces by leading contemporary artists and designers including Martino Gamper, Gary Webb and Richard Nicoll.

With an interior designed by 6A and exhibition graphics by Apfel the House of Voltaire brings a boutique glamour to Christmas shopping. On our Christmas wish list are Matthew Darbyshire and Grace Spooner’s dip-dye bags, dog bowls by Donald Urquhart and some very nice bird boxes by artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan (all below).

All proceeds go toward funding Studio Voltaire’s programme of exhibitions and events in their south London gallery space. If you around today do pop around and see design critic Alice Rawsthorn take over shop keeping duties. Other guest shopkeepers include Betty Jackson, Emily King and Julie Verhoeven.

Open Monday - Sunday 12-6pm
11 November – 4 December 2010
Upstairs at Rupert Sanderson
19 Bruton Place, Mayfair W1, London

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