DESIGN: Great British style

Spotlight - epaper ⋅ Ausgabe 3/2019 vom 20.02.2019 ⋅ Seiten 14-20 ⋅ Lesedauer ca. 8 Min.

DESIGN: Great British style

Großbritannien hat einen unnachahmlichen Architektur- und Design-Stil. LORRAINE MALLINDER und EVE LUCAS haben recherchiert, wann sich dieser entwickelt hat und wer aktuell ganz vorne liegt.

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The red doubledecker bus, the fabric design called “Strawberry Thief” and the building in which the Design Museum in London is located are examples of great British design and architecture. What is it, however, that makes them particularly British? As we look at the history of this country’s designers and architects, we see that diversity is the unifying factor. Imagination, inventiveness and idiosyncrasy have always been the leitmotifs — and still are. Each product, each building, stands on its own, and that is what makes each one great.

Outside influences: British architecture through the ages

Until the Normans invaded Britain in 1066, building was a practical affair. Castles provided protection, churches were places of prayer, and houses kept out the cold and wet. This changed with the ...

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