An important resource that helped with the compilation of the individual entries is: Design Profiles (DP), a biographical dictionary of modern designers, crafts people, artists and architects.
Designed upholstery and furniture fabric for Warners, Design Research Unit, Helios and London Transport.
A prolific textile designer who produced work in furnishings, dress, wallpaper and laminates.
From murals to exhibitions, Jones’ designs are described as ‘landmarks in the appreciation of vernacular English culture’.
A landscape and garden designer, whose texts on garden design are considered classics.
Designer for dress, wallpaper and furnishing fabrics, Albeck has had many long-standing clients including John Lewis and the National Trust.
Designed both dress and furnishing fabrics for Liberty, Hull Traders and British Railways Board.
‘The most successful and sought after designer of the 1950s’, Day designed prolifically for dress, furnishings and wallpaper.
A design ‘tycoon’ who led an international firm working on interior design projects from aircraft to cruisers, restaurants and hospitals.
Known for her bold patterns and colours, Craven worked for nearly two decades at Hull Traders and won the Design Centre Awards three times.
The first woman to be awarded the RSA’s Royal Designer for Industry (RDI), Mairet has a pioneering reputation in weave and textiles design.
Designing for Heal’s for two decades, Brown worked both nationally and internationally in textile and pattern design.
Well known for her wallpaper designs, three of which were nominated for the Council of Industrial Design’s ‘Design of the Year’ awards.
Designing for production and display, Kroll worked for Simpson, Piccadilly and later the BBC.
Reading the portraits through body language, dress and environments.