Charles Burnand London

Ciao Ragazzi

Someone once asked us if we ever don’t work when we go on holiday. As Charles Burnand morphed out of an opportunity given to me by my parents I have never considered it to be really work and when on holiday if I see things I would like to buy for the shop I don’t think of it as work – it’s all play!

A stressful day at Shoreditch House trying to do the business plan was gladly interrupted by a group celebrating an anniversary. Little did we realise beforehand that we would meet Ricardo, owner of the most amazing guesthouse and guru of all things stylish and sophisticated in Italy. A couple of months later we are at said hostellerie, being introduced to a procession of (unknown to us at the time) future suppliers and friends. If you want to know more, you will need to visit the store!

A rather squeeky 1960s chair will get a make over soon – but we can see the potential!


Sabrina Landini  ( is an amazing creator of the most beautiful lighting and mirrors. If only I could find others who had an ounce of her artistic ability!

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