Harrods entertained customers with a number of ‘Christmas Theatre’ events in store during the festive shopping season. As part of this, we were pleased that Purling London artists, Nette Robinson and Leonardo Frigo participated by live painting Art Chess sets and Ornaments in the ‘Luxury Games’ department during two busy weekends in the lead up to Christmas. Many shoppers stopped by to watch the artworks in progress, to ask questions and to marvel at all the different and stunning artist-painted games we have on offer!
Nette Robinson is a chess player, professional jazz singer and artist. Modernist movements such as Constructivism, Futurism and De Stijl have been hugely influential throughout her artistic development. She has exhibited her Purling chess artworks at Christie’s London and the World Chess Hall of Fame, USA.
Leonardo Frigo is an Italian artist and violinist who takes inspiration from historical literature to create intricate hand-illustrations in fountain pen with hand-made ink. He was recently featured by Instagram’s official account and exhibited his works at The Royal Institution.