Curator Talk – Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

Friday 14 February | 1pm

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Standard: £12 | Student: £10
Standard ticket with book: £42 | Student ticket with book: £40

Join the creative force behind Designers Guild, Tricia Guild OBE, alongside the curatorial team from the Fashion and Textile Museum to hear the behind the scenes story of the exhibition Out of the Blue: Fifty years of 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.

Hear about the creative processes in producing the exhibition alongside the challenges and inspirations behind the design and installation. Discover how the teams worked together to choose what to display from the Designers Guild’s extensive archive.

Dennis Nothdruft, Head of Exhibitions, Fashion and Textile Museum

Tricia Guild, founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild
Amanda Back, Head of Communications at Designers Guild

Tricia will be on hand to sign her brand new, hot-off-the-press book, Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild, £30, published by ACC Art Books, the perfect accompaniment to the exhibition.

Purchase the accompanying book with your ticket and collect on arrival at the event.

Book Now
Standard: £12
Student: £10
Standard ticket with book: £42
Student ticket with book: £40

All tickets include exhibition entry

Numbers are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment. If you have any questions about this event please complete our enquiry form.

The event starts at 1pm in the Fashion Studio and lasts for approximately one hour including an opportunity to ask questions. Ticket includes admission to the exhibition and guests are welcome to view this before or after the talk.

Dennis Nothdruft is Head of Exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum. He has led the exhibitions team at the Museum since it was founded by Zandra in 2003 and previously spent many years working as a design assistant in Zandra Rhodes studios in both San Diego and London.

Tricia Guild O.B.E is the creative force of Designers Guild and has been at the forefront of interior design since starting the company in the early 70’s. Internationally renowned for her passion for colour, pattern and texture as well as her signature lifestyle brand and books, Tricia Guild has been setting the pace with her dynamic and innovative collections, instantly recognisable for her unique and contemporary style.

Amanda Back is Head of Communications at Designers Guild and has worked with Tricia at the company for over 32 years. Her career has spanned UK and international sales, marketing alongside press and communications. Amanda has also written several books on the work of Designers Guild.

Image: Designers Guild Giardino Segreto collection SS18 © Designers Guild

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