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Laura Fulmine – the gallerist building a creative community in East London

Laura Fulmine – the gallerist building a creative community in East London

In between running a gallery and concept store in the heart of the burgeoning creative scene in East London, not far from our Christopher Farr Shoreditch Studio, we grab some time with Laura Fulmine, curator of the latest installation in our London King’s Road showroom.

Assembling a collection of fine art and furniture to hire or purchase, Fulmine sees her spaces and online gallery as an ever-evolving canvas for living, one that nurtures over 100 emerging and established creators.

Photography: Diego Padilla
Photography: Ben Anders

What was your first ever collection?
As a child I collected anything and everything. I loved putting collections together, noticing how something can be part of a family but at the same time so different from each other. I guess my earliest collection were some rather scary China dolls!

From the new wave of art / furniture dealers, who do you admire?
There’s such an exciting wave of dealers now, and some that have been going for such a long time. I’m a huge fan of Toad Gallery, Beton Brut Gallery, and from across the globe, Rhett Baruch has such a unique offering, also Tiwa Selects over in LA.

The Sail Dining table and the Loop chair, by Fred Rigby and The House by M.A.H. Photography: Ben Anders.
Sculptor, Frédéric Texier, available through M.A.H.

What’s the plan for your new space?
The next stage for us is to change our space at The House for London Design Festival – when we will be reimagining the space as The Bedroom and Study – experimenting with new pieces from existing and recently added artists, combining lots of vintage pieces with artists’ works and some exciting collaborations.

Courtesy of Rothschild & Bickers. Including Permutation Brown, William Scott, CF Editions.
Brutalist slate coffee table in the style of Paul Kingma, M.A.H.
Laura Fulmine – the gallerist building a creative community in East London