In 1963 Paul Michaels founded Hexagon, a business that started in a small mews garage in Hampstead and quickly built a reputation for selling and maintaining the finest road cars.
Some 53 years later, Hexagon has entered one of the most exciting phases with the opening of a new flagship showroom at the bottom of The Bishops Avenue.
With space for 50 of the world’s finest classic cars and a coffee bar, wine bar and restaurant headed by a Michelin-starred chef opening later this year, it will mix cars and luxury lifestyle like no other location in the capital.
Hexagon has now opened another unique element of this flagship new showroom: the Gallery at Hexagon Classics, run by Paul’s wife, Racheline Michaels.
Drawing on her 35 years as an interior designer, this remarkable space features globally-sourced pieces ranging from ceramics and fine art to sculptures, photography as well as classic and contemporary furniture.
Working with collectors, designers and architects, one of the aims of the gallery will be to incorporate pieces and groups at the design stage so that they can be shown in a considered way to maximum effect.
Featuring pop-up installations from some of the world’s most talented artists, the Gallery will also feature a collection of gifts from Stelton (http://www.stelton.com) and Georg Jensen (http://www.georgjensen.com).
Racheline Michaels, Gallery curator, said: “I’m really proud to be able to show the work of the world’s finest artists in such a unique environment. The gallery is a wonderful oasis showcasing the form and function of art works, furniture and products.”
Paul Michaels, Chairman of Hexagon, said: “The opening of the Gallery is the latest step in really making our flagship showroom a unique destination and a true a lifestyle experience. Later this year we will open our restaurant, making the showroom the place in London to enjoy the finest cars, design and food.”