Out of the Blue: Fifty Years of Designers Guild

Celebrating the work of Designers Guild, whose products have changed the way we view colour, pattern and texture in our homes.

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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 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 artwork, 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.

On tour

This exhibition is currently on tour at The Arc, Winchester, UK from 27 May - 29 August 2022 and will be available for hire from September 2022.

You can learn more about the museum’s touring exhibitions programme and contact us for further information.

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The Fashion and Textile Museum operates in line with all government guidance in relation to COVID-19. We regularly review our procedures and practices to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors and staff. If you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive, please do not visit.

In place of a permanent display, the Fashion and Textile Museum hosts a diverse programme of temporary exhibitions, displaying a broad range of innovative fashion and textiles from designers and makers around the world.

On arrival: Please ensure you arrive within 20 minutes of your chosen entry time. Upon entry, please present your ticket(s) on your device or a note of your booking reference number.

Eating and drinking: No food or drink is permitted in the Museum, other than bottled water. The Fashion and Textile Museum is located in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Street, surrounded by award-winning restaurants, cafes and pubs. So if you would like to enjoy a meal or a drink before or after your session, check out what’s on offer.

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