The project is complete and the exhibition is open to the public. See the commissioned designs in our newly opened Servants' Wing and throughout the House from Saturday 9 September 2017 to Sunday 15 April 2018.
The Standen Collection
As part of the National Trust’s contemporary arts programme, Trust New Art, artists and designers Rebecca Aird and Peter Thwaites - Rapture & Wright - have imagined how they might respond to a contemporary commission for bespoke fabrics and wallpapers for Standen.
Taking their inspiration from the house and garden, The Standen Collection will consist of three wallpapers and fabrics. Rebecca and Peter’s philosophy combines present day design with the best craftsmanship and materials. Just as Philip Webb, the house architect and William Morris, whose textiles run throughout the house, worked in partnership over 100 years ago.
Take a look at how the project has unfolded to date. Beginning with the involvement of our visitors, volunteers and staff in the gathering of information and inspiration, to the actual production process at Rebecca and Peter’s print studio in Gloucestershire.
09 Sep 17
The exhibition opens
07 Sep 17
The wallpaper goes up in the Servants' Corridor
The hanging of the Mr Morris Reimagined wallpaper begins in the Servants' Corridor ready for the exhibition opening on Saturday 9 September.
31 Aug 17
The transformation begins
The Webb’s Wonder wallpaper has started to go up in the Butler’s Pantry and the woodwork has been painted the same green as the small section of original paint work that was discovered in the Servants’ Hall.