Category Archives: Modernism

Queen’s Court flats, Crofton Gane and Wells Coates

Queen’s Court, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol In 1937 a large triangular site on Queens Road in Clifton, a hundred yards uphill from the landmark Victoria Rooms became the site of the first large-scale luxury block of flats built in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Crofton Gane and the All Electric House

The All Electric House – Stoke Bishop, Bristol. P E Gane Ltd were established furniture manufacturers and retailers in Bristol in the first half of the 20th century. From 1933, director Crofton Gane became increasingly active amongst progressive designers, manufacturers … Continue reading

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A Famulus chair for the Ken Stradling Collection – and one at Charleston

We have recently purchased this armchair at auction. Known as the Famulus, it dates from the mid 1930s and was designed by J P Hully and made by P E Gane and Co. of Bristol. John Parkinson Hully (1882 – … Continue reading

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Ken Stradling Collection at Margaret Howell – Preview Photos

Here are a selection of photos of the Ken Stradling Collection show at Margaret Howell at 34 Wigmore Street, London. The show is on until the 15th November. The work look stunning and sits beautifully alongside Margaret Howell’s elegant designs. … Continue reading

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Ken Stradling Collection at Margaret Howell

Margaret Howell’s gallery in Wigmore St, London is currently showing a selection of more than 50 pieces from the Ken Stradling Collection chosen and curated by Margaret herself. The show included pieces from across the collection but central is a … Continue reading

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The opening of The Beales Bequest exhibition

On Saturday 10 January, The Ken Stradling Collection will be holding a private view of their latest exhibition, The Beales Bequest. This exhibition revolves around the eclectic objects that a Bristol architect and founding trustee of The Ken Stradling Collection … Continue reading

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1 Redcliffe Street, Bristol. 1960’s publicity photographs.

I Redcliffe Street the first tower office block in Bristol and is regarded by some as Bristol’s best building of its time. Designed as the headquarters of the Dickinson Robinson Group of paper and packaging manufacturers, it was designed by … Continue reading

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