Trevor, managing partner of Modern Print recently visited London for its prestigious design festival and to keep up to date with the latest design trends.
Of particular interest was a visit to the Geffrye Museum for their contemporary ceramic design exhibition. Indeed Trevor is a keen collector of both ceramics and glass from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. It is a wonderful way of seeing how design has evolved through the ages.
The displays lead the visitor on a walk through time, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, past the refined splendour of the Georgian period and the high style of the Victorians, to 20th century modernity as seen in a 1930s flat, a mid-century room in ‘contemporary style’ and a late-20th century living space in a converted warehouse.