THE BRIGHTS OF NETTLEBED - PT. HITAM DAN PUTIH PARTNERSHIP
Brights of Nettlebed are England’s largest and longest establish classical furniture specialist trading as one family since 1866. The partnership with PT. Hitam Dan Putih was establish 20 years ago and is managed by our chairman’s son, Henry Stamp, and his sister in-law, Dewi Warsini, creating a strong family bond. The flagpoles, proudly waving the flags of both companies at the entrance to our gallery are indicative of this. We are family business, based both in Indonesia and England, and the gallery aims to celebrate the culture and artistic styles of both countries, with classical English giltwood furniture - hand carved by Indonesian artisans using traditional tools and processes and reproductions of European oil-painting masterpieces in ornate gilded frames alongside Hindu and Buddhist statues and traditional Balinese wall carvings; all of which have been specially selected by local priests to best represent the aura of the gallery and its visitors.
The business is owned and run by Robert & Henry Stamp, whose family have a tradition in antiques and English furniture. Robert?s uncle, F. Roy Stamp (collaborator on the book Queen Anne and Georgian Looking Glasses), ran the antique specialists, Biggs of Maidenhead (est 1866), whose extensive archives are now maintained by Brights. Many furniture designs are influenced by this collection of detailed drawings and photographs, promoting the best of classic British design, combined with quality craftsmanship and manufacture from around the world - many of which are manufactured at the thriving workshops in Indonesia.
STUNNING FURNITURE & REPRODUCTION CLASSICS
INDONESIA’S GALA EVENING IN LONDON
On 17th June, The Embassy of The Republic of Indonesia presented a spectacular gala evening celebrating the 70th anniversary of Indonesia and the United Kingdom diplomatic relations. The directors of Brights of Nettlebed and PT Hitam Dan Putih were proud to attend the extravaganza held at Cadogan Hall in London, England. Cultural displays were performed by hundreds of Indonesian and British artists, all of which explored the in-depth and exciting friendship between these countries. The relationship between the UK and Indonesia stretches deep into history and is filled with cultural exchanges. It all began when Sir Francis Drake first landed at the spice island of Moluccas in 1579, over the next few centuries the nations have grown close with an ever-evolving and improving relationship. Diplomatic relations first officially bega n in 1949, when a national revolution resulted in Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch. Since 1949…