WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI

WELBECK FOREVER

A SPECIAL CARD EDITION IN HONOUR OF THE MUCH LOVED BRUTALIST DIAMOND

© Heartbrut.com / Karin Hunter Bürki

DIAMONDS ARE NOT FOREVER

Welbeck car park by Michael Blampied & Partners (1968-70) off Oxford Street has a firm place in Britain’s Brutalist heritage. Its striking diamond-shaped facade, formed of pre-cast concrete panels, speaks of the bold optimism of its time as much as it speaks of ours: despite protests and plans to save at least the facade, Westminster Council in February approved plans to replace Welbeck with a luxury hotel. Demolition works began in May. Diamonds are not forever, after all.

BUT WELBECK IS IMMORTAL

Watching this much loved Brutalist gem go is so painful. I was looking for a way to channel all that sadness and anger and turn it into something positive.

WELBECK SPECIAL CARD EDITION

The card captures the Sunday afternoon when Welbeck and I saw eye to eye for the last time. The September skies were smiling and everything was tinted in a sun-kissed shade of gold. Welbeck is disappearing but this moment will always remain. The edition is a  heartfelt homage to Welbeck, celebrating its Brutalist beauty and offering a joyful souvenir. Welbeck forever.

FEATURES

BIG CARD A5

LIMITED EDITION OF 100

SIGNED & NUMBERED

350 GSM PAPER

SILKY-SMOOTH, SOFT TOUCH FINISH FRONT

UNCOATED BACK, SUITABLE FOR WRITING ON

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

 

WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
Welbeck Car Park, London (Against Debenhams Department Store) I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI, 2019
WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
WELBECK CAR PARK, LONDON I BIG CARD A5 I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
Welbeck Car Park, London (Front) I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI, 2019
Welbeck Car Park, London (Marylebone Lane) I © HEARTBRUT / KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI, 2019

WELBECK GOES ART BASEL

10 – 16 JUNE

Find Welbeck alongside the complete range of Brutalist Beauties postcard sets at JUNE BASEL. Based at DESIGN MIAMI and curating the official SWISS DESIGN AWARDS shop the pop-up showcases Swiss design, fine goods and selected souvenirs for the urban adventurer, collector and artist seeking the unique. See you there?

June Basel Art Basel Map
Map: Google / via June Basel
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