The Picker house was designed by Kenneth Wood, RIBA, T Eng (CEI) for Stanley Herbert Picker, a patron of the arts and cosmetics mogul. Completed in 1968 and situated leafy Kingston-upon-Thames this was a convenient UK-base for New Yorker Picker’s trips to his make-up factory in nearby Surbiton. The home is a surviving time capsule of the 60’s style retaining furnishings, acquired through Conran Design Group and Conran Contracts. Most appealing to our eye is the original entertainment unit which houses a record player and small collection of vinyl.

Photographs by Lewis Ronald

Stanley Picker died in 1982 and bequeathed his home, gallery and art collection to the Stanley Picker Trust.

Picker Trust Website
Take a look at more of Lewis Renolds’ documentation of a private performance at the Picker House.

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