Sunday 26 July 2009

Central St. Martins Interior Styling Course: Geffrye Museum

Through my city wanderings I came across the Geffrye Museum. Formally a hospital, I had heard of it many times over the years and in fact had seen some trade shows here, although I don't think I have ever really looked at the exhibits. Along the side of the building are a series of room installations that covers UK domestic interiors from Victorian, Georgian, in fact all the way through the 20th Century. While these are not the most lavish of 'sets', the kind of thing you would expect at the V&A they do have enormous merit and have subsequently proved very useful in researching and identifying trends through the last century. My favourite is definitely the G-plan furniture of the late 1950's and early 1960's. There is also a great exhibition on here to at the moment, Ethelburga Tower, At Home in The High-Rise, by my colleague at the University of the Arts, London, Mark Cowper which makes the visit to this little gem in London's East End even more rewarding.

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