Named after its founder, Alexandra Llewellyn creates handcrafted backgammon sets, games and custom made games tables. Alexandra’s passion for beautiful games started in Cairo as a child, when she used to play backgammon with wise old men. It is a passion that has taken her all over the world, from Afghanistan and Azerbaijan to Miami and the Caribbean. Originally she trained as a fine artist, before working in product development for a charity, which gave her the confidence to launch her own atelier in London in 2010.
Alexandra works with a team of British master craftspeople who each specialises in different techniques and materials – marquetry, woods, leathers, printing, handpainting, semi-precious stones and engraving. Alexandra oversees each bespoke commission from conception to creation, and personally paints the decorative patterns from palm trees to flamingos. The atelier has collaborated with design icons such as Terry O’Neil, Alice Temperley and the estate of Milton H. Green.