Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild



Exhibition Dates: 14 February – 14 June 2020 | Book Online

Out of the Blue celebrates the work of influential design company Designers Guild. Founded by Tricia Guild OBE, Designers Guild started life in 1970 as a small section of a single shop in Chelsea’s Kings Road. The brand has since evolved and grown into a global enterprise, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes.

Out of the Blue unravels Tricia Guild’s unique and creative approach, focussing in on her inspiration, her intuitive design methodology and the techniques, processes and materials used. Frustrated with the lack of truly contemporary fabrics and wallpapers for interiors, Tricia’s vision was to create a lifestyle. Tricia showed people how to put the different elements of a room together; how colour, pattern, texture and form can combine to create a harmonious space.

Offering unique access to Designers Guild’s archive, with never before displayed original designs and art work, Out of the Blue will showcase the story of Designers Guild, in settings that capture the changing tastes in interiors over the past five decades.

Exhibition Dates: 14 February – 14 June 2020
Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am – 6pm
Thursdays until 8pm
Sundays, 11am – 5pm
Last admission 45 minutes before closing
Closed Mondays

Please note: The Museum does not have a permanent display, and instead offers one focused temporary exhibition every three months within a year which allows the Museum to display a rich variety of contemporary fashion and textile items. Suggested visit time 45 minutes to an hour. Some spaces may be closed on occasion for workshops, events and courses. Please contact the Museum before you visit for more information.

Tickets | Book Online
Advance booking online is recommended but tickets may be purchased in person on the day of the visit, subject to availability.
£9.90 adults*
£8.80 concessions*
£7 students
Children under 12 are free.

*Includes 10% gift aid

Group Bookings
Please fill in the Group Bookings Form or contact the Museum with your requirements.

Image Credit: Tricia Guild OBE Founder & Creative Director. ©Designers Guild
Image Credit: Designers Guild Porto fabrics AW19. ©Designers Guild

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