We Love…Midwinter Cannes ceramics by Hugh Casson

Hugh Casson was an influential figure in the world of architecture and design throughout the middle of the 20th century. As the director of architecture for the Festival of Britain in 1951, he led a team of young designers and architects to build the famous buildings along the South bank, London. A particular favourite is the modernist Royal Festival Hall designed by Leslie Martin.

royal festival hall

This was his most famous and celebrated gig (earning him a knighthood) but he also designed the Elephant House at London Zoo,

elephant house

the interior of the royal yacht Britannia and also a set of Riviera style ceramics for Midwinter.

cannes midwinter hugh cassonDesigned in1954, it has seaside scenes in yellows and blues. They are hand engraved and remind me of Parisian cafes.

We have some for sale but also have three hanging in a collection of 1950s plates on our lounge wall.

1950s platesWe love 1950s Midwinter and this has to be one of my favourite designs.



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