The Collection is named after Eltham Palace, the former Royal Residence to a young Henry VIII of England.
Today, the palace has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s leading examples of 20th Century Art Deco interior design, attracting tourists and design enthusiasts the world over.
A Brief History
From the Byzantines to the Tudors, social celebrations and gruesome sports entertained high society on the grounds for many years.
However, the end of the English Civil War in 1651 introduced an era of ruinous decline for Eltham Palace, until the late 19th Century when plans for development were considered and agreed.
The current house, built in the 1930's still retains original features such as the hugely impressive Medieval hammer beam roof in the great hall and a 15th-century bridge still crosses the moat.
Art Deco Influences
However, it’s the domed entrance hall and stylish Art Deco interiors at Eltham Palace which draw attention when inside the building. A mixture of modern Art Deco influences and cutting-edge Swedish design impress the eye from every angle.
The Art Deco interiors rely on contrasting tones and textures for effect, with maple veneer walls, aluminium-leaf ceilings and distinctive black and silver doors welcoming visitors.