Galvin la Chapelle launches Christmas baubles auction

Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Photographer: Jason Alden Photographer: Jason Alden 0781 063 1642

Chris & Jeff Galvin, founders of Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields, have collaborated with some of London’s top creative artists, illustrators and designers for their annual Christmas tree display.

Each designer has decorated a set of bespoke baubles, all of which have been put up for auction online, giving the public a chance to hang these one-off creations on their own tree or give as a unique gift for Christmas.

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All proceeds from the auction will go towards Galvin’s Chance, the charity set up by Chris, Jeff and Fred Sirieix which helps young adults from underprivileged backgrounds and offers them training opportunities in some of London’s top restaurants and hotels.

Visitors and diners sadly can’t visit the restaurant and see bespoke decorations, because of Tier 3 restrictions but you can still buy them for yourself.

Each has been creative flair from internationally acclaimed fashion designer Julien MacDonald and legendary British womenswear designer Dame Zandra Rhodes, known for her eye-popping garments and dressing the likes of Freddie Mercury and Princess Diana.

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Joining them will be creations from Pam Hogg, the avant-garde Scottish designer and musician who shot to fame in the 80’s with her distinctive clubwear and whose collections are still worn today by celebrities such as Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga and Kate Moss.

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French ceramicist Laetitia Rouget of Shoopy Studio, illustrator John Broadley, ceramic mural artist Carrie Reichardt, designers Ella Ringner & Anna Williamson, founders of luxury sleep and daywear brand Yolke and Michael Landy, a member of the Young British Artists movement best known for his 2001 performance piece installation ‘Break Down’ in which he destroyed all his possessions, also joins the line-up to raise money for Galvin’s Chance.

Since its inception in 2009, Galvin’s Chance has raised over £300,000 which has helped over 200 young people find jobs within the hospitality industry and change their lives for the better.

Bid on some baubles here.

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