Here are a few examples of the wealth of design work that inspires me. I have always had a great passion for the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods, but my inspiration runs far broader, taking in the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and design from the 1920s to the 1970s.
The three examples of Art Nouveau here date from 1897 and are the work of Felix Aubert. Although the remaining designs date from the 1960s you can see how the Art Nouveau style was being re-interpreted by designers such as Peter Hall in his 1967 furnishing designs for Heals and Shelagh Wakeley's designs for Fidelis Furnishing Fabrics in 1966. Meanwhile the Art Deco period was also featuring a resurgence as seen in the final design sample, taken from Janet Taylor's 1969 collection of furnishing fabrics for Heals.