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“Blink” Events: British Design at the V&A, Interiors focus

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

On to day 2 from the V&A’s British Design 1948- 2012: Innovation in the Modern Age exhibition, and here are my favourite interiors and furniture shots. Now, I’m about to share with you one of my personal quirks… I’m a chair obsessive. Sometimes “Blink” Towers looks more like a chair showroom than a design studio as I find it hard to resist a beautiful chair. As with the textiles post of yesterday, most of my favourites come from the 60′s and given the opportunity/ budget, the place would be filled with iconic pieces from that era.

Back to the exhibition, and here are some interiors and chair based highlights:

Max Clendinning's designs for Liberty, mid 60's

‘ANTELOPE’ OUTDOOR BENCH, DESIGNED BY ERNEST RACE FOR THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN, 1951, MANUFACTURED BY RACE FURNITURE PHOTOGRAPH © VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

Stephen Richards 'Storm Chair', 2000

recreation of a late 50's interior, including work from various designers

‘TORSION’ CHAIR, DESIGNED AND MADE BY BRIAN LONG, 1971 BY KIND PERMISSION OF BRIAN LONG

Allen Jones 'Chair', 1969

Rocking chair exhibited in front of John Piper's giant mural

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Enjoy! Lucy