We spoke to Eric Van Peterson, the founder of Van Peterson Designs, about the last 34 years and what the future holds.
Lin and Eric Van Peterson started their first business in Camden Lock Market selling vintage clothes, and eventually a few pieces of antique jewellery. They opened a glorified junk shop in Walton Street in 1982 selling Art Deco and Art Nouveau objet, and three decades later they’re preparing for an exciting move…
EVENT, COMPETITION & SALE
After 34 glorious years this iconic jewellery brand has decided to leave Walton Street. To celebrate their relocation Van Peterson Designs are hosting a sale to reflect a lifetime of work with 20% off everything in the shop. This includes gold, diamonds, sterling silver and vintage items. During their time on this idyllic road only four sales have taken place. The brand is also offering ABSOLUTELY readers an exciting chance to win a stunning 18ct River stone Rose Gold necklace worth £850.
To enter the competition and find out more about this exciting event simply click here.
ABOUT THE BRAND
‘A lady came in one day and told me she had lost one of her flowered earrings and could I possibly make another.’ Eric explains. ‘My repair girl said, “We can make a mold of the remaining earring”. We duplicated the earring, the customer was thrilled, and three months later I had dozens of earrings. I was so enthused I went on to make collections of my own jewellery and packaging.’
This was the beginning of Van Peterson Designs. They have been designing their own collections for over 30 years now, and 20 years designing for Debenhams.
Van Peterson has graced the pages of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Tatler, and their client list includes celebrities such as Charlize Theron, Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Helen Mirren, and even Prince Harry.
Date: 14th December 2016
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Address: 156 Walton St, Chelsea, London SW3 2JL
Event will include: Drinks & light bites
Van Peterson will re-open in spring 2017. Visit the website for more news and updates.
VAN PETERSON DESIGNS
156 Walton St.
London, SW3 2JL