Hard cover book "Liberty Style" by Martin Wood. The story of Liberty’s is the story of design. The brand has been an international byword for style and innovation since May 1875 when Arthur Lasenby Liberty opened the doors of his Regent Street shop.
The son of a Draper, Arthur Liberty (1843-1917) was inspired by the conviction that if he could raise the capital to own his own shop, he could change the whole world of fashion in dress and interior decoration. He did exactly that.
With an impressive ability to spot talent and promote good, innovative and interesting design, Liberty’s shop quickly became the epicentre of London’s Aesthetic movement, the place where Oscar Wilde bought Japanese silk. Successive movements found a home at Liberty’s : Arts and Crafts; Art Nouveau; Art Deco; and Georgian revival. The work of almost all of the great designers of the past century in the fields of glass, metalwork, furniture, ceramics, fashion and above all, textiles has appeared under the Liberty label.
In the book Martin tells the story of Liberty’s, it’s design and designers: from the pewter and silverware of Archibald Knox and the Silver Studio and William DeMorgan’s tiles to the fabrics of Lucienne Day, Sonia Delaunay and Bernard Nevill and the furniture of Piero Fornasetti, Vico Magisretti and even Ringo Starr.
Author Martin Wood
29cm x 24cm x 2.5cm