London-born Fine Artist, Amy Anderson, began Comfort Station on Portobello Road, with a market stall designed to delight the passer by. Conceived as a weekend venture to fund her art practice; the experimental little sister was an instant success. Gaining international buyers, and a regular local following, its universe rapidly expanded, and in 2003 Comfort Station premiered at London Fashion Week.
In 2004, a destination store was born, and 22 Cheshire Street has been home to Comfort Station ever since. It features in fashion, design and interior publications for its ambient styling as well as the delicate conceptual jewellery Comfort Station is loved for. Open books and suitcases line the walls, elegantly displaying the collection in a dreamlike world of suspended animation.
Each collection grows from a different theme; science, mathematics, the phonetic alphabet, geographical destinations, cosmology and entomology add an extra coded layer of meaning to every piece.
Comfort Station is founded on clear ethics. Working closely with her own studio team and with various collaborators, Amy ensures that each piece is manufactured in the UK. Every collection is handcrafted at the in-house studio to the highest finish, using materials ranging from precious metals to sustainable resourced wood, and re-appropriated antique books.
In 2008 Amy was one of a number of selected artists commissioned by the V&A to make a piece to celebrate the launch of the William and Judith Bollinger Gallery, for their first Cherry on the Cake collection. For the range Amy created the Book of Patterns necklace containing imagery derived from the V&A's archives.
More recently, Comfort Station produced a special edition of the now classic range of sliced books for Selfridges for their pop-up concept store "Words, Words, Words" resulting in a sliced Romeo & Juliet book necklace in sterling silver.