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.
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.
Design and execution of a Japanese cherry blossom motif on the main staircase for an international luxyry goods brand new flagship in Kyoto.
Japanning and colour creation for a new pair of MTK Gueridon tables, background colours inspired Giorgio Morandi's paintings.
Bespoke bed comission for a private residence in Covent Garden, London. Interiors by Eryk Ulanowsky.
British Pavilion at the Truman Brewery during 2017's London Design Festival.
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.
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.
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.
A pair of lacquered cabinets 'Punica' & 'Malus'. Design and execution of original artwork and bespoke colour.
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.
Made of Mayfair' Installation at The New Craftsmen exhibited for the 2015 London Craft Week.
Advising on original colour scheme after forensic paint stratigrafy. Suplying and supervising of the application of the correct historical lead based paint.
Colour and paint consultation and forensic paint stratigraphy to ascertain original colours. Manufacturing, supply and supervision of application of matching paint.
Creation of unique artwork for "The Soltice project" sponsored by Mark Tallowin.
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.
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.
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.
Reinstating original colours and paint finishes on Gilbert & George's London private residence in Spitalfields.
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.
Creation of original art work and execution of a five metres long lacaquered pannel for a private residece in Notting Hill, London.
Pedro's own belonvingly restored georgian house. This dwelling 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.
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.
White gold and lacquered drum commissioned by a proeminente member of parliament.
Courses for groups by subscription.
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.
Shop fronts in Spitalfields.
Restoration of several houses in Fournier street, Spitalfields, London. Historical consulatation and aplication.
Collaboration with Margaret Ballardie on numerous restoration projects and experimental research and investigation into historical paint and lacquer techniques.
Teaching in Venice at the European center of traditional skills- teaching traditional european techniques.