Watts going on


For a firm that is 140 years old Watts of Westminster certainly have plenty of energy. This month you can find them at Decorex, the Fashion & Textile Museum, Focus 14 and participating in a study day at the V&A Museum. The long history of Watts is impossible to cover in a blog so seek them out this September and discover their vast contribution to British design… 'In the Making', Decorex International 2014, 21 – 24th September In this live interactive installation Watts bring their craftsmen to Decorex where you can watch them printing their designs using the original hand carved wooden blocks. Watts2_edited-1 'Pattern Watts Architects' Wallpaper 1870 to Today' at the Fashion & Textile Museum celebrates the company's rich designs, and the genius, determination and ideals of the men and women who created them. Watts4_edited-1 ‘Giants of the Gothic Revival: Watts & Co from Pugin to Comper', Victoria & Albert Museum Study Day, 25th October 2014 This day explores the architecture, design and craft from the Victorians to the present; speakers include eminent art historians Alan Powers, Ayla Lepine, Michael Hall, Abraham Thomas, Mary Schoeser and Gavin Stamp.

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