Instead of a traditional rocking horse for the Royal Nursery we designed a rocking unicorn. Set in a perpetual circle like Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man it is a more contemporary design and the unicorn, a fitting symbol for a Royal child. Hand made in oak with a leather saddle the horn is finished in silver gilt.
Available as a limited edition please contact Christopher Prain at Christopher Chanond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7351 58 68 (00442073515868) for further details.
Christopher Chanond design their version of the Royal Nursery for Hello magazine published on Monday the 22nd April, with a completely bespoke range of furniture, wallpaper, lights, rug and upholstery.
design is inspired by Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days. The silk rug
on the floor is an 18th Century map of the globe. The walls are
lined with a specially commissioned wallpaper called Les Animaux, from De Gournay and designed in conjunction
with Christopher Chanond with each of the 4 walls representing The Americas,
Africa, Asia and Europe.The ceiling represents the skies and has a cluster of tiny pin- prick LED
lights to create a starfield. The pendant light is a flotilla of hot air
balloons hand blown in glass and reduced to a sculptural element. The armoire
is veneered in English hardwoods and is a continuation of the pattern of the wallpaper. The steamer trunks under the windows are for storing
toys and for dressing up clothes. The castle is based on a traditional helter skelter with the 4 flags of England. Wales, Scotland and Ireland flying high.
have specifically left the middle window without a window seat as we know
children like nothing better than looking out of a window to what’s going on..
second strand of the design represents a number of symbols of the heritage of
the Royal family and the United Kingdom. The rocking horse is actually a
unicorn set into a perpetual circle based on Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, creating
a modern version of the rocking horse. The unicorn is represented in
the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom.
table is made out of an oak trunk that has been finished in gold. The table is
low enough for a child to sit at and the oak tree is a symbol of England
and of course, strength. The rocking chairs and cot are also made in oak
that has been bleached white and utilise the patronage of the Royal
Family commissioning traditional craftsman in the United Kingdom but in a modern design.
feet of the cot are adorned with acorns specifically to show that ‘’the
greatest oaks have been little acorns’’