our history

Proportion London descends from the Siegel and Stockman, which was founded in France in 1867 by Frederick Stockman who began trading in Great Britain in the early 1920's, manufacturing ;hand-crafted Papier-mâché bust forms and torsos for workrooms, couture house design studios and dressmakers' showrooms.

During the early part of the 20th century, department stores became big retail business introducing the need for bust forms and display figures for their "professional window-trimming teams". This led to a huge increase in business and diversification into more display fixtures and fittings.

Come the 1950's and 60's, figures began to be produced in fibre glass, which was considered much more robust and gave a greater definition to the anatomic details of the mannequins. The company embraced this new production technique and has continued to manufacture in these two materials.

Changing the brand name in the 1990's, Proportion London continues to practice the original artestian techniques and craftsmanship, l uses their library of original shape moulds and early archive material.

Today, Proportion London stilin addition to looking beyond conventional retail to evolve with our clients' millennial consumers, often linking with key industry designers, illustrators and sculptors to create iconic collections.

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