Tuesday, 25 May 2010
This year i got the chance to be involved in the Grand designs live show, helping designer Abigail Borg to premote her collection. It was a brilliant experience to see the buisiness side of everything and be able to see how he manages her independant trade.It was encouraging to see designers much like myself, doing so well!
The exhibition showed a large collection of wallpapers and textile pieces ranging from the 18th to the 20th century, all kindly donated by the late Roger Warner.
It was his unusual interest in wallpaper which made him famous, collecting small fragments, admiring then for there historic interest.
A speacial commission by artist Catherine Bertola was partiularly impressive, her interests lie in the hidden histories of rooms.she explores historical context and probes the question 'what if walls could talk?'