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Out on the Tiles

A quiet but marvellous exhibition about Owen Jones, the great 19th century pattern designer best known for the compendium Grammar of Ornament (1856), has recently opened here at the V&A. Curated by my colleague (and future fellow blogger – watch this space!) Abraham Thomas, the show is a wonder – filled with exquisitely rendered patterns that attest to his sensitivity to the design ideas of Islamic and other cultures. The show also reminded me that while our blog is called "From Sketch to Product,"the design process is anything but a one way street. Jones' most marvelous works are not his …

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