Furnishing designs for the Regatta Restaurant at the Festival of Britain on the South Bank, from the 'Souvenir Book of Crystal Designs' published by HMSO in 1951. Twenty-eight leading British manufacturers worked for the Festival Pattern Group over 18-months prior on a programme of design development for the Festival. These products were all decorated with patterns derived from crystal structure diagrams - maps recording the arrangement of the atoms in particular materials. The two designs here were produced by; (red) James Templeton & Co Ltd, a carpet designed by G Brown based on Insulin and (grey) wallpaper by John Line & Sons, made to William Odell's design based also on Insulin.
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