Many of the designs for products we see in our high street stores and online come from historical references. The blue and white Willow pattern not only influenced our fashion industry (see Blue and White: Fashion), it also continues to influence our product design industry today. If we move away from ceramics for a moment and look at other products embracing the Willow pattern, we will see a wide variety of objects. Designers and retailers are using this particular pattern in the design of furniture, wallpaper, cooking and even alcohol advertising!
Bluebellgray designs this material that has been used in curtains and furniture
Lee Jofa pillow case covers
Cupcake holders for all your Willow party needs!
Earrings by Polyvore
Bike design by Karim Bonnet and Peugeot
Studio Ditte wallpaper
Willow tea rooms oven glove
Willow pattern bedding by Zara
Cake painted with the Willow pattern by MurrayMe
And finally Johnnie Walker 1910 Commemorative Special Edition bottle by LOVE
This is the end of the Blue and White: Products edition. Please come and see a selection of blue and white ceramics that inspired many of these designers in our Blue and White: British Printed Ceramics display, Gallery 146 on the 6th floor.
Also keep an eye out for more Blue and White art and design on the way soon!