27.07.2017 • Cubitts, Spitalfields, Design, Videos
Objects by. The shop facade, by Ian Harper.

Cubitts Spitalfields Workshop opened last year at 86 Commercial Street. To restore this magnificent building to its former splendour, we commissioned Ian Harper, a decorative artist who specialises in woodgraining and other decorative finishes.

Ian applied traditional woodgraining techniques to create an English oak paint effect to the facade, matching the style of the existing shopfront. Wooden lettering was then cut, painted gold and affixed.

A true artist and craftsmen, Ian has been painting for other thirty years, having graduated in fine art. His work includes the iconic Whitechapel Bell Foundry, and the the mural of modern Spitalfields in the neighbouring Ten Bells pub.