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Lockdown has undoubtedly changed the way we live, and many of us are now devoting more time to our own immediate surroundings. to take a look at how people are changing their homes. LAPADA CEO Freya Simms, alongside longtime member Helen Linfield of Wakelin & Linfield recently took part in a webinar hosted by travel…
interior design webinar
As these incredibly difficult times have meant the near complete elimination of face-to-face business, we are working to support the trade by offering tools to help dealers maximize their online presence and find new online opportunities. We are working with social media agency The Tom Sawyer Effect to create a series of webinars about mastering…
As the current twenties are off to a rocky start, we thought we’d take a look back at The Roaring Twenties and the fabulous jewellery they produced. This was a decade of economic prosperity and unprecedented freedoms in the Western world. People flocked to the cities from rural areas and with new technologies being invented,…
Jewellery of Roaring Twenties
We love antiques for the character and style they bring to our homes, but have you considered how antiques are good for the planet as well? Here are a few of the ways antiques can help reduce your carbon footprint: Reduces landfill When you buy a new piece of furniture, as soon as it leaves the…
  London, 3 March 2020: The antiques trade must overhaul its image and capitalise on the growing demand for sustainable living according to panellists at the 2020 LAPADA Conference for the art & antiques trade, which took place on 3 March. LAPADA Chairman, Lord de Mauley, and CEO Freya Simms, welcomed 150 dealers and associates…
2020 LAPADA Conference
Pounding the streets in Mayfair during December you will be treated to a visual feast of all things richly coloured, twinkling and more than likely – a little OTT!  You will find festoons of brightly coloured lights, Christmas wreaths and of course the quintessential ‘Christmas window’ – an opportunity for collaborations galore – many are…
Book your ticket to the LAPADA Conference 2020 We are delighted to announce that the annual LAPADA Conference will be held on Tuesday March 3rd, 2020 from 10:00am – 5:00pm at a stunning new venue, the RSA House in central London. The day will be full of practical, inspiring information to help your business thrive in 2020. The programme’s theme is…
Many antiques lovers may have been following the challenge to the Ivory Act brought by the Friends of Antique Cultural Treasures (FACT). The judgement, following the judicial review, was announced yesterday (5/11/19) and did not find in favour of FACT; it can be read in full here. A date for the implementation of the Act…
LAPADA closed its doors on 19 September with indications that the art and antiques trades are outperforming retail sales projections. Earlier in the year the Office for National Statistics (ONS) cited significant growth in the antiques and vintage markets and, alongside trends for craftsmanship and sustainability, there are positive signs the art and antiques trades…