Saturday 26 June – Saturday 25 September 2021

The 1960s were exciting times. The range of goods for the British home interior blossomed, emerging from the restrictions left over from the Second World War and embracing new materials and ideas.  The exhibition explored the futuristic atmosphere of the swinging sixties through design as lived in the home.

Ken Stradling was instrumental in bringing the latest contemporary designs in domestic ware and furniture to the Bristol Guild to inspire customers throughout the region. In the sixties he expanded the Guild’s range by adding a gallery to exhibit the work of contemporary artists and makers including radical potters. Fresh new furniture designs by local designers sat alongside the work of national and international names.

We had fun building a room-set using our objects and few borrowed things to get the vibe, featuring designs by women and men who devoted their lives to creating new and lively products to delight people in their homes.