Simon Benney

Designer

The Goldsmiths Company

ADDRESS :

73 Walton Street, Knightsbridge, London

Biography:

Simon Benney is a master of working with precious metals. He exploits and manipulates the materials he works with to realise his creative designs. By adding texture to his pieces he creates an illusion of depth and adds colour by means of enamelling to highlight this detail. Simon was taught silversmithing by his father, Gerald Benney, at a young age and went on to the Gemological Institute of America to master his skills in jewellery. Benney has earned four Royal Warrants over the past fifty years as well as many prestigious commissions. Alan Evans and Robert Winter are two proficient craftsmen who have been with Benney since the early days and are based at the workshops in the countryside of Wiltshire. Simon is now well established in the Benney showroom at Walton Street, London. He provides a personal service in which he tailors his designs to his clients’ characters and lifestyles. The showroom gives you the opportunity to come and see the latest collections of silver ware and jewellery and to discuss commissions.

Specialist Techniques:

Textured bark finish using carved hammer heads and enamelling on large areas of silver.

Public Collections:

The Royal Family The Gilbert Collection, Somerset House, London
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London ICA Collection Ove Arup, London Christies, London ICI Collection The Oppenheimer Collection The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Publications:

Gerald Benney Goldsmith, Graham Hughes, 1998


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    Silver and 23ct gold plate beakers

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    Silver candlesticks

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    Silver pepper and salt mills

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    Bookmark, Pencil & Keyring

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    Silver coaster with mahogany inlay

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    Three Sisters Candelabra

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    Jug

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    Shamrock Stand

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    Uluvka

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    12 Enamel Cups, Italy

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    Dangler

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    Folio Pink Pendant

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    Snowflake Earrings

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    Folio Pendant

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    His and hers sold silver and enamel beakers

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    Silver Bottom

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    Choker

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    Wave Rings

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    Gold and silver cufflinks

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    Sapphire and emerald rings

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    Vodka Shots

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    Three Silver Textured Cups

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    Pen Knife

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    18ct yellow gold box

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    18ct white gold and enamel pearl necklace

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    18ct yellow gold and enamel bracelets

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    Silver watch with brown crocodile leather strap

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    Platinum and diamond engagement ring

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    Cufflinks

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    18ct yellow gold and enamel ring

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    Bark textured silver coffee set

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