Liberty Celebrations

London's Liberty department store will host a celebratory exhibition from August 8 to September 2.

Aptly entitled
Prints Charming, the exhibition will explore the versatility of the Liberty print and showcase a collection of new designs created exclusively for Liberty by British artists including Grayson Perry.

The fabrics, as well as products made from them (such as lampshades, notebooks, luggage tags and scarves), will all be available to buy while a series of one-off pieces have been commissioned for the exhibition itself; Meg Matthews has created a line of wallpaper featuring whimsical, micro-floral prints and interiors company Squint has created chairs, tables and mirrors wrapped up in Liberty print which will take pride of place in one of the store's windows.

"Artistic creativity, in its many forms, has always been central to everything Liberty stands for, so to have the results of this inspiring partnership sitting alongside the designs created by Liberty Design Studio and coloured in a palette inspired by the Liberty archive, is a fantastic representation of how we consistently reinforce our identity through both old and new ideas," says managing director of Liberty Art Fabrics, Kirstie Carey.

And the print-fun doesn't stop there: the store's famous Tudor exterior will itself become a canvas, with its Carnaby Street-facing wall swathed in the Betsy micro-floral print. The exhibition will take place on the fourth floor.

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