An accusation often levelled at interior design is that it’s too slow to catch up with trends in fashion. This can be true but there’s a good reason for the time lag; interior design is far more permanent and doesn’t have the seasonal transience of fashion.
If you don’t like a t-shirt print, you can stop wearing it; if you don’t like an interior scheme, you have to go to some trouble and expense to redesign: so it makes sense to only apply tried and tested design in your home once you’re absolutely sure you can live with it.
Of course, that’s the great feature of art: if your tastes change, rather than having to completely redecorate to remove “that” wallpaper you thought you couldn’t live without, you can inject some new art pieces and revitalise your space.
A case in point is street art: for many years street artists have applied their artwork to clothing as well as street walls, but with the incredible global success of Banksy, it was only a matter of time before interiors brands realised that street art is here to stay.
Royal Doulton, renowned for their fine china, have taken such a leap and have produced a range of plates and mugs in collaboration with two street artists from the Pure Evil Gallery in East London, Pure Evil (also known as Charles Uzzell-Edwards) and Nick Walker.
Both famous in their field, Pure Evil & Nick Walker have been producing their art for many years, as art prints and in conjunction with clothing brands: Nick Walker has collaborated with the likes of Kangol, and Pure Evil had his own eponymous street wear brand.
This contemporary range of collectable plates and mugs brings their signature work into homes as affordable and accessible objects to add colour and art to interiors. Take a look at the video above which shows Pure Evil at work.
With the never-ending passion for Banksy’s work and street art’s stock soaring, Pure Evil’s hope to one day see his designs for Royal Doulton appear on a future edition of Antique’s Roadshow may well come to fruition swiftly.
The range is available online from Royal Doulton.
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