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1950s Robert Stewart designed placemats and coasters from Living Union

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Last year we featured Living Union's range of cushions and textiles based on fabulous textile designs by Robert Stewart. Those 1950s patterns have been put to another good use in these placemats and coasters

Born and working in Glasgow, Stewart was an extremely prolific designer and his work included ceramics, mosaics and tapestries. However, he was best known for his textile designs, which he produced for the likes of Liberty. The two designs used for these placements show his use of folk-like motifs incorporated into typically 1950s abstract patterns – and both designs date from the early part of the decade. 

With an extensive back catalogue to choose from, and lots of original designs that – just yet – aren't so familiar to contemporary eyes, it will be interesting to see how this range grows in the future. 

For now, you can buy a coaster for £4.80 or a mat for £12. 

Order them from Living Union


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