Bompas & Parr

Jelly Parlour of Wonders

A partnership with the emblematic London department store, Harrods, for our first retail range of jellies.
Jelly Parlour of Wonders

Culinary, cultural and retail institutions combined

London, 2016: To celebrate Bompas & Parr's ninth birthday, the studio launched the Jelly Parlour of Wonders in London's most famous department store, Harrods. The installation represented the first retail range of Bompas & Parr's unique approach to jelly.

Visitors to the parlour could choose from a range of Harrods-inspired jelly shapes, including a model of the iconic Knightsbridge department store, and a variety of inspiring flavours, including rose and pistachio ribband blancmange; marbled coral with Johnnie Walker Gold Reserve whisky and raspberry; Chartreuse and peach; yellowgage plum and Harrods Riesling; and Champagne with summer fruits and a violet elderflower set with fresh blueberries.

The range was complemented with replicas of historic jelly moulds taken from the collection of Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England and a National Trust property. Castle Drogo was designed and built by famed architect Edwin Lutyens, often described as ‘The Greatest British Architect’. The original historic designs were 3D-scanned and digitised, allowing replicas to be created.

Photography by Ann Charlott Ommedal & Nathan Ceddia.