Klein Studio and Gala Fairydean images on Creative Scotland website
Womersley buildings in the Scottish Borders are representing the 20th Century buildings celebrated in the 2014 Venice Biennale, as showcased on the Creative Scotland website.
Womersley featured at Venice Biennale 2014
Thrilled to see that Peter Womersley was one of the three architects practicing in Scotland in the period 1950-1970 chosen by James Grimley of Reiach and Hall Architects to be showcased in one of the publications produced for Scotland’s presence at the 2014 Architecture Biennale in Venice. See page 6 of “Being There, The Fierce and …
Bernat Klein tapestry exhibition at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh
It’s wonderful to hear that Dovecot Studios have been planning a major exhibition of Bernat Klein’s tapestries to be on show for the 2015 Edinburgh Art Festival. I can’t wait to see these. Bernat Klein invigorated the Borders woollen mill industry from the 1950s onwards and I find his life story fascinating. Born in Yugoslavia and travelled …
playing double bass in Melrose
I had a great time on my first ever visit to the Borders Book Festival in Melrose, as a performer in the RTO. Harmony House gardens were looking beautiful.
Original Boilerhouse plans
I’ve just come across the original plans for Peter Womersley’s Boilerhouse at Dingleton, Melrose. Copies were obtained by Gordon Duffy of Studio DuB architects at the point where he started work on the Listed Builidng consent and Planning Consent. These would have been hand-drawn in the early 1970s at Womersley’s beautiful office, just over the …
High Sunderland, home of the late Bernat Klein
After a good 10 years spent researching the work of Peter Womersley across the UK and in Hong Kong I am thrilled to say that I finally been lucky enough to visit High Sunderland, near Selkirk. One of the many joys of the visit was to spot a working model of its neighbouring Womersley building, the Klein …
Inventors of Tradition II at Glasgow’s Palace of Art
I was thrilled to be asked to write an article on Peter Womersley’s house for the late textile designer, Bernat Klein, at High Sunderland. This piece was commissioned by Panel for their Inventors of Tradition II exhibition at the Palace of Art, Bellahouston Park where the work of Atelier EB was on show. Of course …
Docomomo publication features Womersley’s Boilerhouse at Dingleton, Melrose
Docomomo Scotland has picked up on the Womersley trail and sought out an article about the visionary Studio DuB project to give new life to the Boilerhouse, Melrose, see pages 36-38.
Womersley’s Klein Studio voted into the top five Scottish Buildings
The architecture magazine Prospect held a readers’ vote to find the best 100 modern buildings in Scotland, and Peter Womersley’s textile design studio for Bernat Klein made it in at number 5, following the likes of St Peter’s Seminary by Gillespie Kidd and Coia, and The Scottish Parliament Buidlings by EMBT/RMJM.