Lancaster House, a fine 19th century house next to St James' Palace became The British Business Embassy for the duration of the 2012 Olympic Games. This was the largest set of Trade and Industry events ever held in the UK. Diana Yakeley was invited to curate the contents of 19 palatial rooms to showcase the best of British design and create conference and meeting rooms to enable delegates to hear inspirational leaders of business and government promote the UK to global delegates.
The works of Thomas Heatherwick,Barber Osgerby and Grayson Perry were shown here.
Furnished with pieces by Lee Broom
The largest conference room. David Cameron launched the event here.
A highly ornate room became one of the conference areas
The work of Bridget Riley, David Mellor and Foster Associates were shown here
Seating by Conran, Artwork by Damien Hirst