The Brutalist architecture of London's Trellick Tower has inspired plenty of artistic interpretations, as well as criticisms, since its completion in 1972. This print by Charlie Warde is a fine contribution to that artistic tradition.
It's certainly not for everyone, but if you love Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist dream, you can buy a one-bedroom flat in Trellick Tower in Golborne Road, London W10.
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.
People will always need plates are long time favourites of this site, and now two of our long time favourite designs are available as notebooks.
Published by Anova ahead of the release of their book on 18 August, the notebooks feature either the Barbican or the Trellick Tower design printed on the cover. Each notebook contains 144 pages for your scribbles and own architectural inspirations and are 16.2cm. The books are finished off with an elasticated band.
The notebooks are priced at £6.98, but are currently available on a reduced price (the Barbican is currently the cheaper of the two) on Amazon,
We have featured the design on everything from artwork to tableware in the past, but if you want a piece of the iconic tower block for real, you can buy a three-bedroomed maisonette in Trellick Tower on Golborne Road, North Kensington in London right now.
Trellick Tower is a 31-storey block of flats, designed by Erno Goldfinger in 1966, but not completed until 1972. It's an instantly-recognisable design, not least because of its stark exterior with separate lift and service tower. It’s grade II-listed as well as being social housing – although some apartments / flats have gone into private ownership. This being one of the few.
His Trellick Tower Print uses his signature bright colours for the lights shining from the tower’s windows. The background sky has been given a pop art look with a single block colour – choose from either blue, yellow or brown. The print is available in two sizes: Small (11cm x 11cm print on 23cm square paper) priced £40 or Large (33cm x 33cm print on 50cm square paper) for £80
Buy the prints online from Caroline McGrath.