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Book Launch: Patterns - Inside the Design Library

Get an inside look into the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles with the launch of the Patterns book published by Phaidon.

What to expect

Patterns is an insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles – the go to resource for the globe's top designers.

Every season, designers from fashion, home furnishings, textiles, graphic arts, and paper-product industries seek inspiration from patterns to bring their collections to life. Many of these designers - including Beacon Hill, Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique, Colefax & Fowler, Lululemon, Nike, Oscar de la Renta, Pottery Barn, and Target - look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design.

This one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive, is an exclusive and ultimate source book of pattern and ornament.

To mark the launch of the book, the Design Museum will host a talk with Design Library Owner and Director Peter Koepke, entrepreneur Johnnie Boden and WGSN senior editor of print and graphics Hannah Watkins.

Patterns: Inside the Design Library

Publisher: Phaidon

Patterns: Inside the Design Library

Publisher: Phaidon

Patterns: Inside the Design Library

Publisher: Phaidon

Patterns: Inside the Design Library

Publisher: Phaidon

Booking Information

Adult £10, Student £7.50, Member £5.

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the speakers

Johnnie Boden

2016 marks a quarter of a century since Johnnie Boden created eight menswear products, to be sold via a catalogue hand-drawn on his kitchen table. The fashion company bearing his name is a multi-million-pound global business known for its special brand of British quirkiness and originality.

Peter Koepke

Peter Koepke is the owner and director of the Design Library, located in New York, and London. He joined the company in 1990, after fifteen years as a collector and dealer, during which time he created seminal art collections for museums, universities, corporations, and individuals. Peter now travels extensively in search of collections to expand the Design Library.

Hannah Watkins

WGSN is the world's leading trend authority, serving the fashion and creative industries. Hannah Watkins is Senior Editor of Prints and Graphics and is a specialist in trend forecasting and designing print collections.

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