A design celebrating the enduring influence of the 1951 Festival of Britain.
Following the success of their ‘Festival’ wallpaper Mini Moderns have teamed up with homeware brand, Magpie, to create a collection of mix and match tableware based on their wallpaper design.
‘Festival’ porcelain by Mini Moderns is a personal celebration of one of the biggest influences on their design work, the 1951 Festival of Britain. The exciting post-war exhibition of the new wave of modern British design celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2011 and the wallpaper will be launched to coincide with this important cultural landmark.
The design features highlights of the 1951 exhibition. Geometric shapes interplay with abstract representations of the iconic Skylon, the Dome of Discovery and the Royal Festival Hall. Its linear forms reflect the modernist architectural vision of structures specially commissioned for the festival including Mini Moderns favourites – the Transport Pavilion and The Lion and the Unicorn Pavilion.
Mini Moderns Creative Directors, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire explain: “We’ve been collecting Festival of Britain memorabilia for over 20 years. The 60th anniversary offered us the perfect opportunity to create a very personal homage to a piece of Britain’s design history that has had such a strong creative influence on the Mini Moderns style”.
The wallpaper comes in 10m x 52cm rolls printed with waterbased inks on paper from sustained forests. ‘Festival’ will be available in three colourways.
‘Festival’ is the first design in the new Mini Moderns ‘Day-tripper’ collection, launching in September 2011 – celebrating aspects of British culture, hobbies and pastimes.
Festival is also available in Cushions, rugs, totes, for more details about the complete Festival range please visit the Mini Moderns website here http://www.minimoderns.com/shoppe/