Soane Museum

Soane Museum

 Patrick Baty

Patrick Baty

 Edward Bulmer

Edward Bulmer

 Francis Terry

Francis Terry

 Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux

Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux

 Decorative Plasterwork from Locker and Riley

Decorative Plasterwork from Locker and Riley

A series of talks on the history of design and architecture

in association with LASSCO 

SALON WEDNESDAYS

 

Following our popular first series of talks on the history of design and architecture, set in the saloon of a George II Palladian mansion in Vauxhall, we are delighted to confirm that there will be a 2019 of evening talks held at Lassco Brunswick House.

wednesday 23rd January 2019

Dr Frances Sands of the Soane Museum talking on A Brief History of Classicism in British Interior Design and an Introduction to the Innovations of Sir John Soane.

We all have an idea of what constitutes ‘classicism’ but how did it arrive in Britain and what influenced its various iterations within interior design over the centuries? Through a brief history of classicism in British interior design, we will explore the origins and evolution of the differing forms of classical design, as well as considering which specific decorative vocabularies belong to which era; for example, the Jonesian, Baroque, Neo-Palladian, Rococo and Neo-Classical. During the Regency Period of the early nineteenth century – just prior to the Gothic revival – classicism culminated in the attenuated and clean forms of John Soane’s work. We will consider Soane’s decorative devices, so often used within small, efficient spaces, and his preoccupation with interior decorative light through the use of mirror glass, coloured glass, fenestration and the power of shadow.

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Wednesday 20th February 2019

Patrick Baty - Paint in a Nutshell

From pigments and binders, to distempers and lime washes; Patrick Baty will explain paint in the most colourful of ways.

Patrick will touch upon the following:

  • What paint is – pigment and binder

  • The use of paint – decoration, protection and identity

  • Pigments – sources

  • Principal colours in use by the housepainter 1750-1850

  • Binders – properties required and oils used

  • Driers – metallic compounds and pigments

  • Thinners

  • Distempers and limewash will be introduced, but in no detail

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WEDNESDAY 13TH MARCH 2019

Edward Bulmer - How to Use Colour the Old Fashion Way

The paint expert and interior designer, Edward Bulmer, will give an enlightening talk on what constitutes traditional colour, its uses and the benefits of getting it right.

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WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL 2019

Francis Terry - Glad To Be Pastiche

Francis Terry is the next generation of a new classical dynasty. He will explain his own motives for using the classical style, its successes, challenges and benefits.

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WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY 2019

Harry Triggs and Andrew Molyneux - TM LIGHTING

Modern lighting techniques in Heritage settings

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WEDNESDAY 12TH JUNE 2019

Simon Willcox - Locker and Riley

Decorative Plasterwork Yesterday and Today

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