Art & Design

18 January - 11 February 2016

Starting the new year with style, The Fine Art Society presents an exhibition where British Abstract artists share the space with pieces of furniture by pioneering designers from the 1940s and 1950s. 

 

Arne Jacobsen's pair of chairs and a rare sofa, upholstered in smooth caramel leather, were designed in 1956 for the SAS Terminal at the Royal Hotel in Copenhagen and are shown in the show. Another masterpiece is a two arm wall light by French designer Serge Mouille, designed in 1954. 

A Danish vintage mid-century teak desk, designed by Arne Wahl Iversen, is a stunning piece of craftsmanship and can be seen here amongst other works by British, Danish and French designers.

 

Shown alongside are paintings by Sandra Blow, Kenneth Martin, Keith Coventry, Prunella Clough, Alastair Morton and a beautiful example of a John Piper oil on canvas from his abstract period.

 

Prints by Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, C.R.W. Nevinson, Ben Nicholson, Edward Bawden and a drawing by the late Lucian Freud complete the display.