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