Sunday, 7 October 2018

Fun to live with: Designers Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill (1971)



                                   FUN TO LIVE WITH!

                                                        Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill.



1970s interior designers Jon Wealleans and Jane Hill, London






1970s interior design, Mr Freedom shop London, Jon Wealleans, Jane Hill


Left: An unusual escalator roller blind, which has been silk-screen printed in red and black, on cotton. Right: Plump and luxuriously cosy, quilted cushions, with 'Thirties' motifs. Photographs by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans design Mr Freedom London 1970s
A false teeth sofa, with a soft and life-like tongue for some idle lounging. Designed by Jon Wealleans and upholstered by Felicity Youett, it's sold by Mr Freedom for £160. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans 1970s interior design Mr Freedom London

Candy-floss coloured and metallic PVC, intriguing foam-filled and interlocking Jigsaw seats, can be pieced together or else used separately. Photograph by Tim Street-Porter.




Jon Wealleans Mr Freedom design London 1970s

Jon Wealleans photographed at home with his PVC Jigsaw seat design, each unit was available for £30 from Mr Freedom.


                                                        IMAGE CREDITS & LINKS
All images scanned by Sweet Jane from 19 Magazine, March, 1971. Original article by Penny Junor. All photographs by Tim Street-Porter. Except for the final photograph of Jon Wealleans at home which was scanned from 70s Style & Design by Dominic Lutyens and Kirsty Hislop. Discover more about about Jon Wealleans and his work in my book review Mr Freedom Tommy Roberts: British Design Hero by Paul Gorman. View Jon Wealleans working drawings for Mr Freedom: The greatest boutique ever, ever, ever? over on The Look - a fascinating insight into the creation of Mr Freedom in Kensington. Spend 5 minutes with Jon Wealleans (Mr Freedom's interior architect) on Rebel Rebel Anti-Style.  View Jane Wealleans (nee Hill's) designs for OK Textiles Ltd in the 1970s.  'Why are you doing it? And if you stop doing it, would anybody care?' an interview with Jane for the Local Legends Research Project. Plus a Q&A with Jane, Founder and Director of Jane Wentworth Associates. And finally, some fantastic examples of  work designed & photographed by Howard Grey and made by Felicity Youett in 1967 and 1968.

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