lots of it, and in a variety of combinations." This
was the punchy, to-the-point brief given to us
by David Courtley, Chief Executive Officer of
Fujitsu Services, one of Europe's leading IT
infrastructure management services companies.
Having recently refurbished a four storey building
at no 22 Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes,
the Management was keen to put the finishing
touches to the stunning interior design.
The classical facade
of the 19th century townhouse opens onto a large
reception area, also used extensively as an informal
break-out area and meeting point for clients.
It was in this area that Fujitsu was determined
to create a comfortable working environment either
for individuals or small groups. Here, Contemporary Art Holdings Ltd. commissioned five original oil paintings
from Cambrigeshire artist, Charlotte Cornish.
Already in many Corporate Collections including
Glaxo Smithkline and Morgan Stanley, Charlotte's
bright, confident work is ideal for this very
On the first floor Contemporary Art Holdings Ltd. acquired for Fujistu four original
oil on canvas works by Vanda Harvey. Vanda's
work is also colourful, but displays great subtlety
in the detail which seemed more appropriate in
the slightly smaller space on the first floor.
Other Corporate Collections owning Vanda's work
include Bankers Trust and S.G. Warburg.
third floor, the Chief Executive and senior management
area, Contemporary Art Holdings Ltd. commissioned
the work of Katherine Palmers-Needham. In a variety
of sizes and groupings, these oil-on-linen paintings
on aluminum panels were conceived either as pairs
or sequential series of up to six pieces. Counting
Mark Rothko amongst her influences, Katherine's
slightly more muted style is ideal for this quiet,