HMDA visit to Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition

As part of our ongoing interest in design, art and contemporary styles and fashion we take a day to review the wonderful variety of artworks and architectural projects shown at the Summer Exhibition. The acclaimed British painter Jock McFadyen RA follows on from Grayson Perry to co-ordinate the 251st Summer Exhibition with over 1,500 works are on display. […]

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Lille, France- conservation research trip

We have had a great trip to Lille where we looked at two great restoration projects. Villa Cavrois Villa Cavrois, a private 1930s house by Robert Mallet-Stevens designed and built in the modernist style for the textile industrialist Paul Cavrois. The house had fallen into a ruined state but was bought by the French Government […]

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