The Piet Jonker Collection – Garden Ornament, Architectural Fittings and Interior Decoration, Dreweatts at Mallett, Ely House, 37, Dover Street London, W1 on 27th May 2015
As Piet Jonker himself says his collection was started ‘decades ago’. Starting first with reclaimed and antique building materials such as marble and timber flooring, stone and terracotta, he then progressed by adding chimneypieces and fire-surrounds so that all combined to produce attractive room sets.
It follows on, rather as day does night, that furniture, lighting and works of art also became elements in the sumptuous interior sets that he created at his country estate Lindenhoff close to Amsterdam.
The gardens became a repository for statuary and other garden ornaments so it is no wonder that interior designers and collectors have been coming there not only to buy but also for inspiration indoors and out.