A fresh look at archive prints
Chelsea Harbour show an inspiring exhibition of archive prints in contemporary settings
Mixing old with new is very in vogue so Chelsea Harbour’s archive exhibition could not be more timely.
The display brings together interior designers with international design houses to showcase archive patterns in contemporary settings. Each pairing has been given their own space in which to interpret the brief and with exhibits ranging from cocktail bars to dining areas, the results are fabulously varied.
Before you go, here’s a pick of the collaborations H&A found most inspiring…
English company Watts & Co, who are renowned for their handblock printed wallpapers and passementiere, have teamed up with interior designer Edward Bulmer to display their archive prints alongside the original 1800s woodblocks (left). Meanwhile Altfield, a British company renowned for their dealings in Asian antiques and interiors, collaborated with Taylor Howes Designs to come up with this sleek dining space (right).
Thanks to a partnership with the Winter Fine Art and Antiques Fair at Olympia, which is on until 10th November and packed with inspiring goodies, there are regular shuttle buses between the exhibition and the fair. The Chelsea Harbour exhibition runs until 15th November and you can find out more about entry here.