Special Interest Day: Living with History – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

by Anthony Rayworth.

Anthony will give three lectures discussing different aspects of adapting the results of historical residential design with the needs of modern day living.

Living with History:

Lichenstein: Anouska Hempel Design

A richly illustrated talk tracing the development of residential houses from the 17th to the 20th century and interpreting the ways such historical space can be reinterpreted to accommodate contemporary living. The lecture looks at inspirational uses of the interiors of buildings as diverse as farmhouses, country estates and industrial buildings.


Antiquarian Minimalism:

Kasteel van ‘s-Gravenwezel
Axel Vervoodt design

This lecture explore antiquarian minimalism, an emerging genre in Interior Design which combines the principles of modern, sophisticated design with the need to coexist with historical buildings and antique artefacts.



Classical Gardens – A New Perspective:

Broughton Grange – Tom Stuart-Smith
[Photo courtesy of Robin Stott under Creative Commons Attribution]
This lecture shows how garden design can accommodate elements from previous generations of garden designers whilst embracing the modern considerations of ecology, sustainability and the encouragement of wildlife. The talk explores the synthesis of traditional and modern garden designs.

About Anthony Rayworth

Anthony has over 25 years experience in design and decorative arts management. He holds a Master of Design degree from the Royal College of Art, is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers where he sits on the Education Committee, an Educator Member of the British Institute of Interior Design, sitting on the Student and Professional Development Committees, a Member of the European Academy of Design and an Approved Lecturer for The Arts Society.