From 1st June 2015 for two months, the rickshaws will be seen; roaming London’s roads on weekly parades; chauffeuring guests to and from top locations including The Goring, Rosewood London and Chiltern Firehouse, transporting willing travellers to Duke of York Square to visit elephants Tara and Ella; and gathering at the weekends in Sloane Square and Covent Garden Piazza to offer the public free rides and a chance to contribute towards the campaign, fully insured thanks to fine art logistics specialists, Cadogan Tate. See below for where you will find them and also key rickshaw events.
Rebecca Campbell – Indian Summer
Rebecca Campbell’s delightful, enigmatic and highly imaginative paintings evoke a world of plants and animals that appear to be happily confined within the boundaries of their own contented universe. Add a vivid sense of design that instantly captures the eye and you have paintings that project immense appeal. Indian Summer was created by Rebecca and helped launch Travels to my Elephant in March.
Established by Simon Emery in 1988 The Paintbox was born from a passion for creating award winning car’s and motorcycles, his reputation for custom paint work, design and innovation has lead to his involvement in various Art project’s for Elephant Family and collaborations with other artists. The Paintbox rickshaw helped launch Travels to my Elephant in March.
Alex Echo – Into The Mystic
Alex Echo’s work is in the collections of HSH Prince Rainer of Monaco, Sir Paul Smith, Oprah Winfrey, Ted Turner, Jimmy Carter, Robert Downey Jr., Alain Boublil, The City of Los Angeles, Nike, MGM, AT&T, lots of bankers and lawyers, and many more dignitaries and fat cats around the world, including a painting of a one of a kind Fender Strat for Eric Clapton. The Tuk Tuk “Into The Mystic” is an ongoing design based on an amalgamation of the annual Indian celebration, HOLI, and the restless pursuit of the unknown magic of making it all up as you go!
Diane von Furstenberg first entered the fashion world in 1970 with a suitcase full of jersey dresses. Four years later she created the wrap dress, which came to symbolize power and independence for an entire generation of women. Diane re-launched the iconic dress that started it all in 1997, reestablishing her company as the global luxury lifestyle brand that it is today.
Establishing a globally recognized style aesthetic, Carolina Herrera has resided at the helm of her eponymous label for over three decades. Proving with each new season that effortless elegance paired with modern refinement is always relevant and embraced.
Nilesh was born in Mumbai, India, in 1966 and completed a degree in illustration followed by a postgraduate at the Central St. Martin’s School of Art. He has worked on a variety of commissions including illustrating children’s books and has also produced a series of china and glassware for Ritzenhoff Cristal.
Bellerby Globemakers & Co
Peter Bellerby set up Bellerby Globemakers in 2008. Within three years of selling their first globe, Bellerby & Co are now considered the worlds leading makers (in fact they are the only company currently hand making contemporary cartographically modern globes). They have also revolutionised the field with their unique roller bearing globes which allow the earth to be spun in any direction whilst sitting on multi directional bearings.
Award-winning British artist and designer, Benjamin Shine has established a multi-disciplined approach dedicated to creating purposeful, memorable and unique pieces and projects for a diverse range of markets.
Annabel Elliot and Luke Irwin
Established in 2003, Luke Irwin specialises in the design and manufacture of hand-knotted custom made rugs. Luke’s rugs are hand knotted using traditional methods in the foothills of the Himalayas overlooking the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal and in Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan, India.
Annabel Elliot is an internationally renowned interior designer and antiques dealer. Over the last eight years she has concentrated on her interiors business and been closely involved with the Duchy Estate working on Llwynywermod House in Wales, the refurbishment of Bovey Castle Hotel, the holiday cottages at Restormel Manor and many other private clients.
Piers Atkinson, Andrew Logan & Zandra Rhodes
Piers Atkinson has worn nearly as many hats as he’s made. Artist, illustrator, milliner, costume designer, party organiser, fashion editor, project manager – his creative energies only seem to be matched by an insatiable curiosity.
Andrew Logan is an English sculptor, performance artist, jewellery maker, portraitist and painter, whose work blends camp pop-art and neo-romanticism to form a quintessentially English ‘eccentricity of vision’.
Zandra Rhodes headed the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of international fashion in the 1970s. Rhodes’ garments have a timeless quality making them unmistakably Rhodes’ creations; bold, dynamic, colorful and feminine.
Samantha started her career as a ceramic artist and printer, selling etchings in Liberty Retail and Christies Contemporary Art. She went on to study Indian Miniature Painting at The Princes School of Traditional Arts, receiving an MA with distinction. Samantha has received commissions from Traditional Arts Ltd, House of Fraser and The Prince Of Wales’s Highgrove shop amongst others.
Bompas & Parr
Bompas & Parr leads in flavour-based experience design, culinary research, architectural installations and contemporary food design.The studio first came to prominence through its expertise in jelly-making, but has since gone on to create immersive flavour-based experiences. With Sam Bompas and Harry Parr the team works to experiment, develop, produce and install projects, artworks, jellies and exhibitions, as well as archiving, communicating, and contextualising the work.
Philip Colbert – The Rodnik Band
Created and designed by POP artist and designer Philip Colbert, THE RODNIK BAND is inspired by the Pop Art movement. The collection is a unique amalgamation of art/fashion/design to create a unique and modern pop concept. Philip Colbert has picked up many supporters along the way, such as Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Piaggi, and Lady Gaga, and was described by journalist Andre Leon Talley as “the Godson of Andy Warhol”.
Summer of 1999, Sabyasachi Mukherjee graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, India with three major awards. Four months later, Sabyasachi started his eponymous label which began with a workforce of just three persons. Over the years, he has successfully built a clothing brand which has a very strong social perspective.
The Haslam aesthetic has been magnetising design cognoscenti around the world since 1972, when Nicky Haslam first started practicing as an interior designer. In the late 1980s Haslam founded his London-based architectural and design firm, NH Design.
Mulberry creates beautiful leather products from the most carefully chosen and exquisite natural leathers. Each individual bag is the result of highly skilled craftsmanship married with creativity, imagination and innovation. From its home to its most iconic signature pieces, Mulberry is an English luxury brand. It is individual, charming, practical and idiosyncratic.