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Coco Chanel – The Great Fashion Designer

Coco Chanel – The Great Fashion Designer

As an obsessive follower of fashion one of my favourite pastimes is spending copious amounts of money in the designer shops lining London’s smartest streets. Just recently I caught the train home armed with bags bearing the names of Gucci and Lulu Guinness, but if I’d had enough money then […]

Lenci and Art Deco Ceramics

Lenci and Art Deco Ceramics

When it comes to design innovation, in my opinion the Italians have always gotten it right. Now this may be a piece of hand blown glass created on the Island of Murano, or a fashion garment that resembles a work of art rather than an everyday outfit. However, for me, […]

Design For Life – Elsa Schiaparelli – Fashion Designer

Design For Life – Elsa Schiaparelli – Fashion Designer

The distinctive designs of Elsa Schiaparelli can only be described as outrageous and ironic, and yet these innovative creations infused the romance of art together with the spirit of surrealism. With the ability to make fun, yet sophisticated, garments, worn by the likes of Mrs Wallis Simpson, The Duchess of […]

The Doughty Sisters – Freda and Dorothy

The Doughty Sisters – Freda and Dorothy

When it comes to innovative design there are two sisters that instantly spring to mind, Freda and Dorothy Doughty. Between them they were not only responsible for creating some of the most spectacular ceramic figurines but also for saving one of the UK’s best loved factories – Royal Worcester. Dorothy […]

Designer Collecting – Yves Saint Laurent

Designer Collecting – Yves Saint Laurent

Considered as one of the greatest fashion designers of the 20th Century, Yves Saint Laurent, sadly passed away from a brain tumour in June of 2008. The last of the traditional Parisian courtiers he was not only a celebrated fashion designer but also an artist whose legacy will live on […]

Ettore Sottsass Italy’s Greatest 20th Century Designer

Ettore Sottsass Italy’s Greatest 20th Century Designer

When considering the work of Ettore Sottsass, the greatest Italian designer of the first half century, you have to understand the meaning of his work as well as the design concept.

George Tinworth – The Greatest Doulton Lambeth Designer

George Tinworth – The Greatest Doulton Lambeth Designer

Although Doulton Lambeth boasted many talented designers, there is one that invariably springs to mind when it comes to impressive imaginative sculpture. George Tinworth had an ability to turn his hand from humorous comical mice (click for more on the Tinworth mice) through to impressive biblical scenes. A skilled sculptor, […]

Philippe Starck The Designer of Our Time

Philippe Starck The Designer of Our Time

  One of the most prolific designers of the 20th/21st Century has to be French born Philippe Starck. His design achievements include an eclectic mix of everyday domestic items, lighting and furniture to more flamboyant interior design projects, making him an industrial design genius often referred to as “The Designer […]

Josef Lorenzl

Josef Lorenzl

When looking to the designs of the Art Deco period one talented sculptor and ceramist that cannot be ignored is Josef Lorenzl. A master designer, his Bronze statuettes and ceramic figural work epitomise the era perfectly. As like Preiss, Chiaparus and Kelety the other great sculptors from this period, Lorenzl […]

Keith Murray – Design for Life

Keith Murray – Design for Life

Everything about our lives is influenced by design, whether it is the offices that we work in or the clothes that we wear – someone, somewhere has taken a vision and made it reality. Design appears in all industries from fashion to architecture and art to furniture but one of […]