17 Oct '11, 9am

Kenneth Grange Iconic British Designer Made Britain Modern

Kenneth Grange Iconic British Designer Made Britain Modern

London's Design Museum is holding the first retrospective of his work, called "Making Britain Modern" and it is a revelation. For British viewers and tourists, it is a reminder of the best of British design. Grange has been called a "gentle" designer, an appropriate adjective that describes a body of work that is well-designed, serious and contemporary but not showy or pretentious. He was influenced by the Scandinavian, Italian and German design. His domestic work was elegant but functional and appreciated domestic values. Photo: B. Alter He started a design practice in the 1960's and joined up with partners in 1972. What is remarkable is his ability to make things look fresh and modern but still retain a comfortable and familiar look. For example, these baskets (above) used in Boots (a drug store chain) were designed in 1994. They have a hint of the traditional wicker bas...

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