DESIGN ICON: CHRISTOPHER DRESSER

September 12, 2014 / OLD news posts
Minton & Co flask vase

A new exhibition at The Fine Art Society is a rare opportunity for collectors to buy metalwork, furniture, glass and ceramics by Christopher Dresser, Britain’s first independent industrial designer and one of the most influential creatives of the 19th century. His early ornamental designs were inspired by his botanical studies; later, following a trip to Japan, his work became far more minimalist. Pieces on show include a Wedgwood fish-shaped vase with a stylised stingray motif, a vibrantly coloured Minton flask vase (pictured) and a silver bottle holder.

September 10–October 2; 148 New Bond Street, London, W1 (faslondon.com)

Words: Emma Love