This is a brief summary of the creative activities which best summarise Pedro's career over the last two decades.
We hope it gives you an insight into the progress of Lacquer Studios and what we are able to achieve, whether it is creating new work in collaboration with our clients, one-off pieces or large conservation projects.
Pedro's approach to his work is a holistic one, grounded in a strong ethos in the use of traditional techniques and materials to create modern pieces of sublime quality and beauty.

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    • Exhibition
      Mount Street Curates

      Exhibition at Christian Louboutin's store on Mount Street during 2019's London Craft Week. As part of Mount Street Curates initiative organised by Holly Wood.

      Cork Vessels & Lacquered Tables

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    • Comission
      Sakura Blossoms

      Design and execution of a Japanese cherry blossom motif on the main staircase for an international luxyry goods brand new flagship in Kyoto.

      Decorative Artwork, Traditional Paint Techniques

    • Collaboration
      Gueridon Tables

      Japanning and colour creation for a new pair of MTK Gueridon tables, background colours inspired Giorgio Morandi's paintings.

      Japanning & Gilt Metals

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    • Commission
      The Peak

      Bespoke bed comission for a private residence in Covent Garden, London. Interiors by Eryk Ulanowsky.

      Japanning & Gilt Metals

    • Exhibition
      British Pavilion

      British Pavilion at the Truman Brewery during 2017's London Design Festival.

      Cork Vessels, Lacquered Tables, Mirrors, Chairs & Large Cobalt Blue Canvas

    • Commission
      Connolly Yellow

      Collaboration with Centenary British brand Connolly consisting of the development and application of a bespoke 'Kings Yellow' colour for Connolly's London flagship store. Subsequent Q&A with Pedro organised by Isabel Ettedgui and Arteviste for associates and friends.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

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    • Exhibition
      London Design Festival

      Presentention of the Pilgrims Chairs collection, inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer's 1380's novel, 'The Canterbury tales' as part of 2016's London Design Festival.

      Japanning, Traditional Paint Techniques, Japanese Lacquer & Gilt Metals

    • Collaboration
      Makers House

      Burberry's 'Maker's House' event for Fall 2016 London Fashion Week. The luxury goods brand teamed up with The New Craftsmen whom curated and showcased the work of designers and crafts people demonstrating their trade which had been part of the inspiration for the collection.

      Japanning, Traditional Paint Techniques & Gilt Metals

    • Comission
      Punica & Malus

      A pair of lacquered cabinets 'Punica' & 'Malus'. Design and execution of original artwork and bespoke colour.

      Japanning & Gilt Metals

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    • Historical Paint Techniques
      2015-2019 / Kew Pagoda

      Researching, developing and reinstating the 80 missing dragons that originaly adorned the roofs of the Great Pagoda at Kew Gardens designed by Wiliam Chambers for princess Augusta in 1761. Application of glazes on top of gold.

      Historic Linseed Oil Paint, Copper Verdigris Glaze & Gilt Metals

    • Commission
      The Courtesan Bed

      Made of Mayfair' Installation at The New Craftsmen exhibited for the 2015 London Craft Week.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

    • Historical Paint Techniques
      Barge walk Railings

      Advising on original colour scheme after forensic paint stratigrafy. Suplying and supervising of the application of the correct historical lead based paint.

      Historical Paint Techniques

    • Historical Paint Techniques
      Kew Palace

      Colour and paint consultation and forensic paint stratigraphy to ascertain original colours. Manufacturing, supply and supervision of application of matching paint.

      Historical Paint techniques

    • Collaboration
      The Soltice Project

      Creation of unique artwork for "The Soltice project" sponsored by Mark Tallowin.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

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    • Interior Design
      New Road Residence

      Colour and interior design consultation for Jonathan Reed Studio for Jonathan Reed’s private residence in New Road, Whitechapel, London. Now know as the New Road Residency by the Blue Mountain School.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

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    • Interior Design
      Harley Street Residence

      Private residence on Harley Street for a renowned international client. Reinstating Arts and Crafts paneled walls, procuring historically correct lighting and furnitute, new design pieces, colour consultation and aplication. General design consultation.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

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    • Historical Paint Techniques
      2011-2015 / Strawberry Hill House

      Reinstatement all of the original decorative schemes of Horace Walpole's summer villa in Twickenham. Procuring and commissioning some of the original materials and pigments.

      Historical Paint Techniques

    • Historical Paint Techniques
      Gilbert & George

      Reinstating original colours and paint finishes on Gilbert & George's London private residence in Spitalfields.

      Historic Linseed Oil Paint

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    • Exhibition
      Estoril Fashion Art Festival

      Estoril Fashion Art Festival. A boomerang project, where a simple white shirt was passed on amongst 3 interdisciplanary artists. Pedro da Costa Felgueiras Coloborated with Michelle Rafferty from Marni and Marcus Griffith, acessories designer at Burburry.

      Japanese Lacquer & Leather Elements

    • Comission
      A thousand Stars and Dreams

      Creation of original art work and execution of a five metres long lacaquered pannel for a private residece in Notting Hill, London.

      Japanning & Gilt Metals

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    • Interior Design
      2007-2010 / 25 Varden Street

      Pedro's own belonvingly restored georgian house. This dealing is part of a group of houses that were earmarked for demolition but were rescued by the Spitalfields Trust. Pedro was invited to purchase one to serve as a gidance example to the other houses. This one particular house was restored using traditional building and painting tecniques. This house has appeared in several publications and for a few years it served as Pedro's 'laboratory' and has lead to many other comissions.

      Historic Linseed Oil Paint & Historic Distemper

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    • Commission
      99 Westbourne Park Villas

      Collaboration with Roland Cowan Architects consisting of a large wall in the garden of the architects's headquarters. Developed from multiple layers of pigmented glazes.

      Traditional Paint Techniques

    • Commission
      Lacquered Drum

      White gold and lacquered drum commissioned by a proeminente member of parliament.

      Japanning & Gilt Metals

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    • Teaching
      2000-2014 / Japanning Course

      Courses for groups by subscription.

      Japanning

    • Commission
      Garden Wall

      Creation of a large lacquered panel for a garden wall in Isabella Blow's private residence in Waterloo. A collaboration with del Buono Gazerwitz Landscape Architecture.

      Traditional Paint Techniques & Gilt Metals

    • Historical Paint Techniques
      Spitalfields

      Shop fronts in Spitalfields.

      Historic Linseed Oil Paint

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    • Historical Paint Techniques
      Fournier Street

      Restoration of several houses in Fournier street, Spitalfields, London. Historical consulatation and aplication.

      Historic Linseed Oil Paint & Historic Distemper

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    • Collaboration
      1996-2001 / Margaret Ballardie

      Collaboration with Margaret Ballardie on numerous restoration projects and experimental research and investigation into historical paint and lacquer techniques.

      Research

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    • Teaching
      1996-1999 / European Centre of Traditional Skills

      Teaching in Venice at the European center of traditional skills- teaching traditional european techniques.

      Japanning

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