Hull born Shirley Craven was a leading Mid Century textile artist and designer. Her bold, Modernist screenprint designs and astute commercial acumen led Hull Traders to international success during the heyday of British textile production and innovation.
Sir Gordon Russell believed design should be democratic, utilised in such a way as to have a positive impact on all sectors of society no matter your social standing. Here we give a brief overview of his life's work.
Frank Guille: A Life in Design. Love retro Austinsuite furniture or keep your vinyl in an Artifact Encore record storage system? Perhaps you hang your tools from a Clipstor? Discover the designer behind the designs.
January 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of Ercol Furniture. In celebration of this leading British heritage brand, we're delving into the company's history. From humble Italian origins to one of furniture design's greatest success stories, it all began with just one man.
Ireland’s most famous furniture designer, Eileen Gray was born forty years before women in the UK gained the right to vote. She designed the world’s most expensive chair; shook up the Société des Artistes Français with her Avant Garde designs; mixed with Paris’ wealthy and intellectual set during Les Années Folles; flouted gender norms and was openly bi-sexual and became a successful designer, architect and business woman, despite having no formal training. Designer of the iconic E1027 side table and home and Transat chair, Eileen Gray forged an outstanding career from the elaborately ornate to pioneering Modernist design.
You may have come across the name V. B. Wilkins whilst shopping for vintage G-Plan furniture. Perhaps you own a Fresco nest of tables that began life on his drawing board in the 1960s. But who was Vic Wilkins?
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