Marc Newson may well be one of the most influential and groundbreaking designers of the present generation. He has delved into aircraft design, product design, furniture design, and even clothing and jewellery. He is known for collaborating with a number of big corporations including Apple, Montblanc, Nike and Louis Vuitton to name a few. Newson has quite a number of solo exhibitions under his belt including his very first one in 1986 where he unveiled his Lockheed Lounge chair. He is known for smooth geometric lines with an absence of sharp edges. As he is still quite young and active, we can only speculate as to how impactful his legacy would be.
In 1953, Marilyn Monroe told the world that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But a pair of […]
This silver-gilt Doncaster Cup racing trophy has hallmarks for Daniel Smith and Robert Sharp for 1767. Extracted from […]
The Black Country Living Museum has bought a rare piece of local history – a fireman’s helmet from […]
Estimated at a token £100-200, a large twin fusee wall clock sold to an online bid of £2400 […]
William Hawkins started working at the Royal Worcester when he was 16 years old. Like the other Royal Worcester artists, William had his own speciality. In his case, it was portraits, figures and still life work. Many important changes took place during the times William worked at the Worcester factory. These years also saw many changes in the British way of life. The Royal Worcester Company has been renowned for the skill of its artists and none were more respected than William Hawkins. He worked during a time of great change, and his unique, wonderfully decorated items are a collector’s dream, though not easy to find now.
Dating from the 12th and early 13th centuries, the Lewis Chessmen collection was rediscovered on Lewis in 1831 […]
While British studio potters were battling to break through in the 1930s, established factories, even Moorcroft, were struggling […]
Characteristic etching is best-seller in appealing single-owner mix of works on paper. Extracted from Antiques Trade Gazette | […]
A rare opportunity to own a watercolour by Prince Charles (b.1948) presented itself when items belonging to the […]
A large Persian lustre tile dating from c.1300 sold for £95,000 at John Nicholson’s in Haslemere last month. […]
The May 22 sale at Dreweatts of Donnington Priory titled Japanese, Islamic and Indian Works of Art included […]
Pamphlet in later royal binding offers thanksgiving for James I’s survival of Gunpowder Plot. Extracted from Antiques Trade […]
The hope at every house clearance came true for Reading auctioneer Chris Boreham when he unearthed this set […]
Best-seller and one of the biggest surprises at the white-glove sale of a mechanical music collection was a […]
Coming fresh to market from a corn merchant’s shop, seven early/mid- 20th century enamel signs extolling Spratt’s pet […]
Fred Ward was considered a pioneer by fellow designers. He was creating furniture that took ergonomics into consideration way before it became a fad. He demonstrated the beauty of unstained native Australian timber when others were imitating the look of European wood. His designs have been described as having a simple beauty, pleasing to look at yet streamlined and functional, which seemed to have reflected him. After the war, Fred applied his innovative mind to meeting the needs of the era. Australians could have affordable yet stylish furniture. Two decades after Ward’s death, collectors and antique lovers are rediscovering his work.
The name’s McGinnis. Robert McGinnis. A name which may not be as immediately familiar as James Bond, but […]