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Patterns: Inside the Design Library

Patterns: Inside the Design Library
05 Dec 2016
The Design Museum, in partnership with Phaidon, is launching “Patterns", an insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers.
Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design. 
This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive by Peter Koepke, the owner and director of the Design Library, is an exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament.
Book for sale on Amazon: 
by Peter Koepke 
Phaidon Press; Box edition
Owner and director Peter Koepke takes you on a personal tour of the Design Library.


I have a 3 piece leather suite by Gimson Slater it consists of 2, 3seater sofas and 1 two piece sofa in navy . They were bought from the factory direct and were 3 pieces individually designed for the next furniture exhibition in 1969/70? they have had only limited use with no marks or scratches on the leather. I also bought 2 revolving rocking leather armchairs and stool in burgundy one in leather and the other with matching suede cushions hardly used. Can anyone tell me anything more about what has happened to the company and if the pieces are now collectible.

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