Launched in 2010, Alexandra Llewellyn is known for creating original and beautifully handcrafted backgammon sets, luxury games and bespoke furniture. Her designs are both games and objets d'art.
The seed was sown when Alexandra played a game of backgammon in Cairo as a child. Her opponent was ten times her age and although they had nothing in common, they were able to communicate through their shared love of the game.
Seen in some of the most exclusive locations, Alexandra’s timeless designs are played all over the world. Her creations are owned and commissioned by Royalty and VIPs including Richard Branson, Sony Music, Elle Macpherson and American Vogue.
A collection of Alexandra’s signature handmade games are available online including some of her collaborations with icons such as Terry O’Neil, Alice Temperley and the estate of Milton H. Green. For the ultimate bespoke gift, Alexandra will work with you, guiding you through ideas and memories to create a one-of-a-kind specially commissioned game.
“I am forever inspired by how games bring us together and the conversations that ensue. Time is now our greatest luxury and games create a space in which we can enjoy time with our loved ones” says Alexandra.
Alexandra’s work has been published and talked about in publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, How to Spend It, Robb Report, Harper Bazaar, AD, Time Luxx, Telegraph Luxury, Tatler, Country& Town House, and Homes and Gardens.
CONRAN - The Conran Shop Chelsea — Michelin House, 81 Fulham road, London, SW3 6RD.
Tel: +44(0)20 7589 7401
HARRODS — The Great Writing Room - 2nd floor, 87 - 135 Brompton Road, London, SW1X 7XL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7730 1234
Jumby Bay, Antigua
‘Alexandra Llewellyn's talent and designs are second to none. The boards and games are entirely unique and exceptionally beautiful and Alexandra's professionalism and attention to detail made the collaborative design process a very positive experience.
We are proud of our partnership with Alexandra Llewellyn and her team, and it is wonderful to see our guests using and enjoying their bespoke Jumby Bay Island Wari boards’.
‘I have just received the board- it is far more beautiful than I imagined it would be. The quality and detail is astounding. You are absolutely right; it really does have to be appreciated in person! Thank you so so much for rushing this order and for all the thought and attention you gave my project and for tracking it all the way to Singapore!’
‘I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating a unique, customized work of art for the backgammon lover in my life – it was truly the once-in-a-lifetime gift that I was seeking. Your ability to meld special messages into the design of the backgammon board, your phenomenal attention to detail, and the world-class quality of your work all combined to create a true work of art that will remain a family heirloom for generations to come.’
‘Working with Alexandra to create our personal backgammon board has been a real pleasure. She took inspiration from our lifestyle and created a bold, modern design that we are so proud to play with and have on display. Everyone who sees it is blown away by the quality, creativity and the amount of effort put into the board. Her design, service and attention to detail are second to none and we look forward to one day having a reason to purchase another one from her!’
‘My husband says it is the most special present he has ever received, and for me it has given me so much pleasure going through the design process with you and then finally giving it to him. Thank you so much; it couldn‘t be more ‘bespoke‘ and it will be treasured forever.‘
‘It is without a doubt, the most thrilling present I have ever given to my wife. Her tearful reaction said it all. The thought that not only the incredibly special game of backgammon, but what is now a piece of beautifully crafted artwork in our house will be now passed down in our family for generations still to come is such a joy. Alexandra was an absolute pleasure to work with, and end result was over-whelming beautiful.’
'It‘s undoubtedly the best gift that I‘ve given to someone, and I‘ve wanted to thank you again for your amazing work‘ ‘It is even more wonderful than I imagined, and we are both completely thrilled with it. You have done it all so beautifully; the design, construction etc. I keep on wanting to go back into the room to look at the many exquisite details again.’
J.S., Maryland, US
‘I just returned from a business trip to Switzerland. The backgammon board had arrived a bit earlier. Wow!! It is absolutely beautiful. Honestly, it just about took my breath away. We are VERY pleased and thank you very much for such a wonderful and unique piece.’