Wednesday, September 28, 2016

London: Breakfast at Designers Guild - John Derian Picture Book – Book Signing

London: Breakfast at Designers Guild - John Derian Picture Book – Book Signing.  The last stop of John Derian’s Picture Book (Artisan) European book signing event was held at a breakfast during London Design Festival week, at Designers Guild. The John Derian Picture Book takes center stage in the window of Designers Guild flagship King’s Road store, which also carries a large selection of his decoupage household objects.


Designers Guild - John Derian Picture Book

John Derian is the legendary decoupage artist and curator of antiques who is based in New York City’s East Village, where in 1989 he started his eponymous company. 

 John Derian Picture Book

The John Derian Picture Book, (Artisan) encases the most iconic; most quintessential and delightful images that are featured in his covetable range of objects.  The book is culled from the thousands of images that have appeared in his biannual collections, an astoundingly beautiful assortment of more than 400 full-bleed images in their original form. From intensely colored flowers and birds to curious portraits, hand-drawn letters, and breathtaking landscapes.


Designers Guild - John Derian

John Derian transforms printed images from the past from illustrations, etchings, chromolithographs, rare reproductions and other printed matter to create a new visual language beloved by collectors and the curious alike.

John Derian and Tricia Guild

Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson

“John Derian’s deep curiosity about life speaks to our own, whereby everything that’s sold by him is rich in fragments of the past, of a history that evokes, well, what?”

Anna Wintour writes in the forward to the luxurious extra-large John Derian Picture Book. Pouring over the book is like following the artist into a dusty corner of an antique bookstore and uncovering a treasure.

Designers Guild – Flowers

Florist Juliet Glaves home grows her flowers in the English countryside

Photograph by Stephen Kent Johnson

“I have always been inspired by the natural world, and the beauty and charm of fine-etched and hand-colored images I discovered became a way for me to express that interest. In 1989, I began using these images to create decoupage (the art of decorating objects with paper cutouts), and quickly found that it was a way for me to combine my childhood love of making things with imagery that speaks to my aesthetic sensibility.”
John Derian


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The Talk
 John Derian and Tricia Guild 

Tricia Guild is the founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild, she is known for her bold and original fabric and wallpaper collections and her work as a designer and manufacturer on a range of home interior products.
Above. Tricia Guild - Colour Deconstructed Quadrille Publishing Ltd.


Designers Guild - John Derian Picture Book
Book Signing

Blueberry Compote Yoghurt and Crunchy Pistachio Muesli
Peach and Raspberry Fruit Salad
Apple and Elderflower Juice


 Jeannette Farrier
with her designed Kantha bedspreads - quilts of recycled stitched cotton rags


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