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MOURNE TEXTILES EXHIBITION
13 – 30 OCTOBER
WIGMORE ST W1
An exhibition exploring the remarkable life and work of Gerd Hay-Edie, the founder of Mourne Textiles. The exhibition marks the launch of three new Mourne Textiles products – a Salthill Tweed cushion and two Maldwyn Stripe blankets. Available exclusively at Margaret Howell.
DESIGN CENTRE POSTERS 1956 – 1973
The subject of the Margaret Howell 2017 calendar will be Design Centre posters selected from the University of Brighton Design Archives. An accompanying exhibition of 25 posters also chosen by Margaret will be held at 34 Wigmore Street, London W1.
ANGLEPOISE + MARGARET HOWELL
Margaret Howell has launched two additional exclusive colours for the Anglepoise Type 75 desk lamp. The new colours chosen for the collection – Saxon Blue and Seagrass – compliment the existing Yellow Ochre lamp.
TIBOR REICH: ART OF COLOUR & TEXTURE
A book celebrating the centenary of Tibor Reich, a pioneering post-war textile designer, who brought modernity into British textiles and ceramics.
Reich was born in Budapest and studied architecture and textiles in Vienna before moving to Britain in 1937. In 1946 Reich set up Tibor Ltd, introducing bright new colours and textures into the drab interiors of post-war Britain.
BARBARA HEPWORTH EXHIBITION CATALOGUES 1954 – 1971
In 2015 Margaret Howell was invited by Tate Britain to design an exclusive collection of clothes to accompany their Barbara Hepworth Sculpture for a Modern World, a major retrospective exhibition which ran from June to October 2015.
This calendar shows a selection of twelve covers from the many exhibition catalogues produced during Barbara Hepworth’s career.
ROBIN DAY CENTENARY
To mark the centenary, Margaret Howell, along with a select group of ten contemporary designers (Barber Osgerby, Ilse Crawford, Tom Dixon, Martino Gamper, Kenneth Grange, Matthew Hilton, Michael Marriott, Jasper Morrison and Terence Woodgate), was invited to collaborate with twentytwentyoneto create a customised version of one of Robin’s enduring furniture designs, the Reclining chair, which was designed in 1952.
EDWIN SMITH BRITISH LANDSCAPES
‘You can’t fault Edwin Smith’s eye. There’s not a single photograph in the RIBA’s extensive collection that is not beautifully composed. So to choose just 12 for this calendar was a personal, intuitive process. These are my choices. Each spoke directly to me, each happens to be a British landscape. The way he captures the spirit of place takes me right there. I love that he chose subjects that seem modest, even unpromising, then transformed them with technical assurance and vision. His images of Britain have a truth I recognise and feel at one with.’
– Margaret Howell
MILANO RUG BY MOURNE TEXTILES
“Of the rugs which I have seen, only yours have got enough character as a background for my new designs of furniture to be exhibited at ‘La Triennale di Milano’, please can you weave for this exhibition a rug of approximately nine by seven feet”. Taken from a letter by Robin Day to Gerd Hay-Edie, 1951.
To show our appreciation for over two decades of Open House London this year’s calendar features a selection of my favourite buildings to have opened their doors during the September weekend since 1992
– Margaret Howell
KAIKADO CHAZUTSU TEA CADDIES
Kaikado is the oldest maker of handmade tin tea caddies in the world. The first generation began producing their innovative Chazutsu caddies in 1875 using sheets of tin specially imported from Cornwall. Today the fifth and sixth generations, Seiji and his son Takahiro Yagi work with two other craftsmen in their Kyoto workshop to produce caddies in tin, brass, copper and silver.
ERCOL FURNITURE IN THE MAKING
Lesley Jackson’s book is a detailed account of the company and its colourful founder, Luciano Ercolani.
Margaret Howell’s connection with Ercol furniture goes back to early childhood. In 2002 her company re-launched archive pieces from the Windsor range, helping to create a revival of interest in this classic British furniture.