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John Allen

Over the years John Allen has worked with acclaimed companies such as Heals &Co - who he designed for in the 1960s -  and has had his designs admired and bought by the likes of Louis Vuitton and Jonathan Anderson. The Millinery Works has exhibited his carpet artworks on several occasions - once in 2003 and again in 2007. The designs showcased in these exhibitions explore the compositions of landscapes across Britain; ranging from the rolling hills of Devon and East Sussex, to the geometries of the Cornish Coast. What is striking about Allen’s works is how they function using planes of vivid and accentuated colour alongside blocks of shapes to form depth within their space - in "Falling Leaves" the greens stand out, luminous against the cooler tones of the sky in the distance, yet fighting to retain they're vibrancy against the bright orange ground beneath them,: the overall effect is a landscape in flux with the ever changing seasons.

We have a range of John Allen’s tapestry designs in our collection - please feel free to contact us with any further inquiries regarding the work.