Celebrating the impact of Mid Century Modern style, a significant design movement that broadly influenced architectural, interior, product, graphic and urban design throughout the 1940s, 50s and 60s, this special exhibition will showcase Modern and Contemporary pieces that reflect the era's emphasis on function and utility, and sculptural form.
Amongst a collection of mid century furniture, including original G plan pieces by Danish designer Ib Kofod-Larsen, shelves and drawers will be filled with uniquely inspiring objects and original gifts for the festives season! The exhibition also includes rugs by Jason Collingwood, artworks by Matthew Lanyon and ceramics by Chris Keenan, Ikuko Iwamoto, Claire Loder and John Ward. In addition there will be a display of photography by internationally acclaimed artist Andrew Lanyon, who's brief sojourn into photography coincided with his years at film school in the late sixties. Comprised of signed original prints on Agfa Portriga Rapid paper, this unique collection brings together images taken by Lanyon between 1965 and 1972 in Cornwall, London and Paris.
The final exhibition in the New Craftsman's historic 50th Anniversary year, Mid Century / MODERN brings the gallery space full circle to its origins in 1962, when under the ownership of Janet Leach and later Boots Redgrave, New Craftsman established itself as an authority on Modern designer makers and contemporary British craft.