Jelly Parlour of Wonders

Bompas & Parr's first retail range of jelly - Harrods Food Hall, London, July 2016

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JELLY PARLOUR OF WONDERS - Harrods Food Hall, London, July 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 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 jelly range was completed with classic mould designs from the collection of Castle Drogo, the last castle to be built in England and a National Trust property. The original historic designs were 3D-scanned and digitised, allowing replicas to be created. Castle Drogo was designed and built by famed architect Edwin Lutyens, often described as ‘The Greatest British Architect’.

The castle is in the midsts of a £13m fundraising to repair its medieval-inspired flat roof, deliberately installed without windowsills or guttering and which has been penetrated by rain for more than 100 years. Bompas & Parr has donated to the fundraising project and Harrods will kindly donate 10 pence from every jelly sold to the project.

Photography by Ann Charlott Ommedal & Nathan Ceddia.