Book: Design in Britain – Interiors – Wallpaper.com – International Design Interiors Fashion Travel

Book: Design in Britain

Every ten years or so the British design scene undergoes a spot of reflection, musing on what it means to design, build and manufacture objects and places that truly reflect the national culture. In the aftermath of World War Two, there seemed to be professional and political impetus to re-shape society in a modern idiom, a gentle avant-garde that made its presence felt in everything from tea cups to concert halls.

But as the latter half of the century wore on, manufacturing fell by the wayside, the great post-war initiatives foundered and the country settled into comfortable consumerism. ‘British design’ started to refer to something intangible and archaic, to wood panelled rooms and reactionary thoughts, to tea towels, gift shops, chintz and kiss-me-quick hats. …… Read More via

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