Monday, 30 April 2012


   I listed three successful young artist designers who have made their name recently, and by chance all were featured in magazines last month.    Here is another who hit the A list this week at the recent Zoffany  exhibition during the London Design Week.  This was the collection by my friend Melissa White (she has full credit on their advert. in World of Interiors)  She has long worked on genuine Elizabethan copies for walls and fabrics and this is her very special new collection, based on her studies and views of original works all over the country.  I have shown some of her other work and her cushions on another BLOG.  She was a friend and protegee of the late great Tudor life expert and author Victor Chinnery (d. Dec.2011) and it was through him I got to meet her and have followed her rising star ever since.  This is a prime example of a niche market which she has made her own - but it was not just a chance idea to delve into Elizabethan design - she studied, visited examples all over the country and pursued her artistic talents to a very high standard with a good dash of flair and originality and I will be very thrilled when her designs are used to restore and revive architectural buildings and rooms with historic interest.    Zoffany are one of my favourite sources for wallpaper and fabrics so this looks like a wonderful combination.   I expect to see a great deal more of this warm and stunning red 'tapestry' effect design.

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