A dozen pre-war Talbot motor cars with a combined age of over 1000 years returned home on Sunday 8th September to where they were made; our building, Ladbroke Hall.
Our building was the first purpose built car factory and showroom in the UK, opening its doors in 1903 and impressively this year we celebrated the centenary of the 100 miles in 1 hour World Record, set in 1913 by a car built right here at Sunbeam’s Ladbroke Hall. Through this achievement the driver Percy Lambert became the fastest man ever over this distance – on land, sea, or air, for which he earned the status of celebrity and national hero.
With people like Winston Churchill using the building as his experimental warfare establishment in WW1, the famous Kings visit in 1918, and the long line of motoring heroes such as Percy Lambert’s achievements, our building’s history has certainly set a high bar for us to aim for.
Ochirly’s Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign shoot in Sunbeam Studios was created with some of the best the fashion world currently has to offer. Photographed by Mario Testino Ochily’s campaign showcases Cara Delevigne, Lindsey Wixon and Ava Smith draped in Ochirly designs.
Sunbeam produced a TV commercial for Powster to promote the new album “Glassheart” from Leona Lewis. This included designing and building a 40ft dress! Check out the behind-the-scenes time lapse of the shoot in our Studio One below.
In the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar Stephanie Rafanelli explores the allure of British funny men. Case in point, the unstoppable James Corden. Fresh from his stint in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors, the creator and star of Gavin and Stacey strikes a pose for photographer Trent McGinn, with cover star Georgia May Jagger, as the pair recreate the chemistry of Peter Sellers and Swedish beauty Britt Ekland.