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.
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 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?