We're delighted to be offering a limited number of copies of the latest publication from The Fleece Press, 'Dunbar Hay Ltd 1935-40, and the achievements of Cecilia Dunbar Kilburn' by Simon Lawrence
Founded in 1936 by Cecilia Dunbar Kilburn and Athole Hay, this London gallery (the term shop was actually their preferred term) was created as a marriage bureau for promising young designers (mostly Royal College of Art graduates) and industry. Within four years it had closed for the war, and its stock and records destroyed by bombing. There is virtually no paper record, nor any photographs of the shop, but a 1979 lecture given by Cecilia Dunbar Kilburn (by then Lady Sempill) serves as a starting point to recreate the goods and ethos of the shop, which has been immortalised by a flamboyant two-colour trade card engraved by Eric Ravilious.
Lady Sempill's lecture is reprinted in full, with a memoir by her daughter Gabriel Sempill, and an essay of about 26,000 words by Simon Lawrence on the artists involved with the shop and their wares including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Enid Marx.
To be featured in July 2017's issue of The World of Interiors.
• 172 pages
• Size 230 × 230 mm
• Presented in a solander box with an original copy of the Eric Ravilious trade card (printed in 1938) plus a piece of hand-printed organdie fabric by Enid Marx.
Special Edition limited to 120 copies (also available as a standard edition without the trade card, fabric and solander box)
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