The London School for Scandal A collective for eclectic (predominantly) British antiques
What started out as personal collection of oddities, ranging from dentist cabinets to Victorian taxidermy peacocks, has now become a full-time home-wares and furniture store. Ben Smith and Hayley Miller are the duo behind this North London outfit, who decided to start the online shop and showroom as a way to share their passion for ‘out of the ordinary objects and functional furniture’. Since the start of the noughties the internet has become riddled with ‘dealers’ trying to move on their teak ‘midcentury’ ‘Eames style’ side boards and arm chairs, industrial enamel factory lights or their Grandparents 80s ‘vintage retro’ dining table sets. That is all well and good and I’m in no way knocking the next person for trying to make a living. But – what drew me to TLSFS was that they’re offering something fresh and to the right of the mainstream vintage interiors trends – A curated selection of rather old things that have been given a new lease of life for many more years to come. Ben also works on their own articles, sympathetically re-creating pieces such as their original Victorian butterfly and glass dome displays – using all original articles for each.