Monday, 18 March 2013

It's beginning to feel a lot like.....Spring

Rob Ryan's designs are delightfully spring like, full of joy and optimism.  Wistful and whimsical, he freely admits his pictures and stories are unashamedly sentimental. 

I really love his reinterpretation of the classic antique Staffordshire pairs which were exhibited last year at Charleston - the bohemian home of the Bloomsbury group.  Rob Ryan was inspired by the work of the Omega workshops as a student in the early eighties - the influence of their subtle palette and spontaneous use of pattern,  as well as their broad approach to the decorative arts is reflected in his own work and philosophies.

“What I saw with my own eyes was all I needed to know. Amongst that (quite crudely) painted and decorated furniture, screens and ceramics was a joy in making that I just didn’t see in the contemporary art of the eighties that surrounded me.”

He has collaborated with many different artists & designers as diverse as Lulu Guiness and Paul Smith.  At map gift shop we are delighted to stock his range developed with Wild & Wolf and his card range by Roger La Borde!

The "Four Seasons" Set of 4 Plates makes a great gift - especially for weddings or spring birthdays.  Each plate depicts the season through the cycle of a tree- with words typically sentimental quotations, and packaged in a stylish branded box.
"Four seasons Plates" £29.95

Perfect for some spring blooms - this lovely vase stating the flowers wish "Please Smell Us.........."
Rob Ryan Vase - Please smell us £39.50
And my personal favourite - who wouldn't want to save their pennies for a rainy day in this delightful money box?
Money Box £20.95

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