- Innovative, bespoke home and office furnishings on show, created from supercar wheels
- Display to be showcased alongside world’s finest sports and luxury cars
Supercars will not just be on display at Salon Privé 2010, they’ll be part of the furniture – literally!
Young designer, Lionel Virdee, will be showing his unique take on some of the world’s most luxurious cars, which transforms iconic alloy wheels into exquisite, hand-made coffee tables and side tables. The Custom Designz collection (www.customdesignz.co.uk) also includes an office chair with a difference, made from an original McLaren Mercedes SLR driver’s seat, and a mantle clock set in a genuine Ferrari 430 Scuderia carbon ceramic brake disc and calliper.
Said Lionel: “My equal passion for motor racing, cars and design has inspired me to create unique and irresistible handcrafted pieces for the guys who have everything. It all started when I was re-decorating and wanted something completely unique, so I created a table from a GT3 alloy wheel I had in the garage.”
Today, Lionel acquires wheels, discs and callipers in poor condition that would otherwise have been scrapped and refurbishes them to their original, showroom finish before incorporating them into furniture items, so each is not only exclusive, but also a genuinely recycled product.
Explained Salon Privé co-founder, David Bagley: “Lionel’s creations will fit perfectly into the exclusive Salon Privé environment – each piece exudes glamour, style and innovation.”
Salon Privé creates a British social and motoring occasion unlike any other, gracing the famous lawns of London’s Hurlingham Club and offering Europe’s largest single display of luxury cars, supercars and some of the finest classic cars.
For more information and tickets, visit www.salonprivelondon.com or call + 44 (0) 808 100 2205.