Series of design drawings (interior ground plans) for a house
Felt tip pen on sketchbook paper
Museum no. E.877-1979
Design drawing for the interior layout of a house by Robert Heritage, 1968. Drawn in black felt-tip pen on watermarked paper and annotated with red symbols. This is a page from a sketchbook produced by the British designer Robert Heritage in 1968. Heritage was working on a series of items for the furniture-making firm Gordon Russell Ltd., launched the following year as the 'GR 69' range. The plans show one house divided in three different ways. The house on the left is traditional in that it has a separate living room, dining room and kitchen. The other two houses are more contemporary as they have combined 'kitchen-diners' and 'lounge-diners'. As a furniture designer, Heritage would have needed to consider these architectural differences.
Robert Heritage studied and taught at the Royal College of Arts and gained a reputation as a highly honoured furniture designer. His furniture projects include the QE2 chair in 1968 and designs for Heals.
This drawing can be found in Print Room Box 10B.