SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
A year after first visiting the Lea Valley for Open House London 2011, Margaret Howell revisits East London with Victoria Thornton, Open-City Founding Director, to look at the changing urban landscape of this once neglected inner city area. Filmed around the Olympic Park, this short film looks at the changes already made to the areas architecture and explores what comes next for the Lea Valley to ensure a lasting legacy post Olympics.
Open House London 2012
22 – 23 September
Celebrating twenty years supporting London’s varied architectural landscape. The anniversary theme is The Changing Face of London, with over 750 buildings and events on offer over the weekend reflecting the huge transformation that has taken place and is happening throughout the capital.
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
ERCOL REISSUE BUTTERFLY AND STACKING CHAIR
Butterfly and stacking chair reissued in elm with black painted beech legs and uprights. The butterfly chair was originally designed with black legs when first launched as a limited run in 1958. The stacking chair was never produced with black legs and the reissue is a new design development.
The reissue chairs will be launched at the London Design Festival, available exclusively at Margaret Howell, 111 Fulham Road, London SW3 and our Paris and Tokyo shops.
NICOLA TASSIE HAND THROWN STONEWARE CERAMICS
A series of matt glazed lamp bases designed by British ceramic artist – six one-off individual sculptural forms inspired by architecture, motion and light. The lamp bases compliment a range of Nicola Tassie ceramic tableware available in Margaret Howell shops.
As part of Brompton Design Day on Saturday 22 September, Nicola Tassie will be at our Fulham Road shop from 2 – 4pm. Nicola will host a talk about her ceramics practice at 3pm.
SEPTEMBER 5, 2011
In support of Open House London Weekend, Margaret Howell and William Mann discover a walk along the River Lea.
Lea Valley is a mix of ancient marshland, metropolitan infrastructure and changing landscapes.
Bird Island 2009 Photographer Philipp Ebeling
Photographs by Philipp Ebeling and Jason Orton
A visual exploration of the Lea Valley and the area’s potential to evolve as a public landscape.
Monday 5 September – Saturday 17 September
34 Wigmore Street London W1U 2RS
Open House London Weekend
APRIL 14, 2010
Outgate Inn, Hawkeshead near Windermere, 1959
Exhibition at our Wigmore Street shop of paintings by Peter Yates selected by Margaret Howell
15 April – 10 May 2010
Peter Yates (1920-1982) was one of the founders of Ryder and Yates, the partnership which brought modern architecture to the North East of England after the war. But he also painted and Margaret Howell has chosen 15 of his works which reflect Yates’ response to the Britain he travelled through. The paintings feature both rural and urban landscapes and highlight his skill in a variety of media.
“One of the pleasures in reading Rutter Carroll’s, ‘Ryder and Yates’ was discovering Peter Yates’ paintings. So I was more than happy when the opportunity came to mount a personal selection of his work. One thinks of Nash and Bawden; Peter Yates shares something of their graphic strength, eye for detail, and sheer fondness for what he finds in the British landscape.”
The exhibition has been organised with the assistance of the Yates family and Catherine Croft of The Twentieth Century Society.