Lovers of 20th-century buildings along people who like a bit of pattern should check out the work of Oscar Francis, a company specialising in architecturally inspired prints and textiles.
Tag: tower block
Constructivists Teapot from Parasite Ceramics
British housing estates have proved a surprising source of creative inspiration in recent years, with Trellick Tower adorning everthing from bags to plates. The Market Estate in Caledonian Road, North London, was demolished in 2010 but has inspired a range of products from Parasite Ceramics including this Constructivists Teapot.
A silhouette tower adorns this good-looking white fine bone china teapot, reinventing the sixties tower block as stylish design motif. Not only does the teapot look good, but crucially it's substantial enough to hold six cups of tea. Other items in the range include plates and mugs.
You can buy the teapot for £25 from Culturelabel here.
Trellick With Margo Selby bag range at People Will Always Need Plates
We saw the two collaborate on some Bus Blind fabric earlier in the year, but we haven't previously encountered Trellick With Margo Selby bag range at People Will Always Need Plates.
As the name suggests, the range is inspired by the facade of Goldfinger's iconic Trellick Tower, with a choice of colours and designs – a blowing bag, pencil case/make-up bag, purse, washbag and weekender bag. Oh yesa, there are also cushions too, which obviously aren't bags, but we'll not quibble over the detail.
The bowling bag is available in two colour options and sized at 35 x 23cm, with leather contrasting the Trellick cloth. £160 is the price for this, see the rest of the range on the website.
Keeling House and Trellick Tower cushions by Wingate
If you happen to be a fan of Brutalist architecture, you just might like to snuggle up with these Keeling House and Trellick Tower cushions by Wingate.
Featuring stylised images of the imposing and iconic 1960s structures, both are blue/grey and black prints on a cream cotton cushion and sized around 45 x 45cm.
You can buy both from Not On The High Street, £35 is the price for each. See an image of the other cushion over the page.
Find out more at the Not On The High Street website
To let: 15th floor apartment in Erno Goldfinger’s Trellick Tower, London
It's a building that divides opinion like no other, so some of you might be tempted to let this 15th floor apartment in Trellick Tower, others will no doubt run a mile.
Designed by Erno Goldfinger in the late 60s for Greater London Council (many of the flats still have council tenants), it's one of the finest examples of Brutalist architecture in the UK. Indeed, it is grade II listed because of that very fact, with those stunning views from the 15th floor (over half way up) a rather nice added bonus.