The John Scott Collection: Truth, Beauty, Power: The Designs of Dr. Christopher Dresser

11 September - 2 October 2014 London

This exhibition presented  the exceptional designs of Dr Christopher Dresser (1834-1904), widely regarded as Britain’s first independent industrial designer and one of the most influential figures in nineteenth-century design. Drawn from the John Scott Collection, the exhibition included a large number of rare and important pieces that had been exhibited in museum shows worldwide, including Christopher Dresser: A Design Revolution at the V&A, London (2004).

 

The exhibition  showcased Dresser’s remarkably broad and eclectic output,  including metalwork, furniture, glass, cast iron, chromolithographic books and ceramics designed for some of the most prestigious manufacturers of the Industrial Revolution, including Wedgwood, Minton and Coalbrookdale.