Kevin Glancy and Jonathan Fawcett, the sister luxury interior design brands based in Manchester, UK, have long been the go-to for yacht owners and designers looking for the best tableware, linens and decorative accessories.
With an emphasis on fine craftsmanship found across the huge range of brands stocked by Glancy Fawcett, the companies recently held Immerse 17: a three-day exhibition showcasing Glancy Fawcett’s products and the highly skilled people behind them.
“We wanted to create an environment where people could come and see the story that’s behind the products,” said managing director Rob Bieniasz. “We wanted them to meet the artisans and see the attention to detail these guys have.” You can watch these craftsmen, including those from brands such as Moser crystal, Alex Begg, Weft Design and Royal Crown Derby, in action in the video above.
Immerse 17 was also timed to coincide with Glancy Fawcett’s expansion of three key product lines: cushions, lighting and leather.
Despite having supplied cushions and decorative accessories for a number of years, 2017 sees the launch of Jonathan Fawcett’s first in-house range meaning the brand can now offer a greater choice of patterns and styles as well as putting more emphasis on the company’s bespoke offering. “We have lots of things which we’ve specially made,” says Fawcett of the new range. “There are lots of different designs for cushions and lots of features which can be made in a bespoke way.”
Lighting is also an important new area for the brand and has been introduced as a response to the growing importance of lighting to modern interior design. Glancy Fawcett will now offer design-led pieces from internationally renowned brands, including Baccarat and Lalique, in an effort to stock lighting solutions suitable for any interior style. “The most important thing is to make sure we can offer a really wide range of lighting solutions so that we can give the right feel and the right look,” explained sales manager Elizabeth Caddick.
“Leather is hugely important and special to all yacht projects because it reaches all areas of the yacht,” said sales manager Thomas Batty of Glancy Fawcett’s last recently expanded line. The company can now offer its clients access to over 1,000 hides, which can treated for scratch and water resistance, and works with expert leathersmiths to create products which are as luxurious and stylish as they are hard-wearing and practical.
“Glancy Fawcett stands for passion,” said Kevin Glancy in summation. “We are people who strive everyday to provide a better service and a better product.”