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Classic Contemporary

The DNA of Furniture Design

Tim Gosling


Classic contemporary design by one of the UK’s leading interior designers


Tim Gosling has an international reputation for designing exquisite interiors and beautifully crafted furniture for a range of public and private clients. Whether it is a Georgian town house or a Victorian mansion, a Venetian penthouse or a Florida residence, Gosling’s response to the architecture as well as to the needs of those who commission him results in a look that is both classic and contemporary. Every element is produced using the finest materials and to the most exacting standards by highly skilled British craftsmen.

In Classic Contemporary, Gosling discusses his historical sources, from the 18th century to the 20th, as well as the work of his contemporaries that have influenced him and his work. By analysing in DNA-type depth what made historic styles so successful, so long lasting and often so beautiful, he is able to show how they can be adapted for contemporary tastes.

Through these pages, Regency, Victorian, Art Deco or Modernism can be viewed in a new light, resulting in a book that provides a unique insight into the work of one of today’s most popular and respected designers.

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'Tim Gosling is an authoritative guide, whose passion for craftsmanship, materials and creative expression shine through the lively text'
House and Garden

'Classic Contemporary portrays Regency, Victorian, Art Deco and Modernism in a new light, demonstrating how these styles from the past are being reinterpreted for a richly creative interiors future'
Designer Kitchen and Bathroom

Product Information

Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 30.0 x 25.5 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Publication date: 2 November 2015

ISBN: 9780500517833

Contents List

Foreword by Michael Palin • Introduction • 1: Eighteenth-Century Styles • 2: Regency; 3: Victorian • 4: Art Moderne and Art Deco • 5: Twentieth-Century Modernism • 6: Design in the Twenty-First Century and Beyond • 7: Classic Craftsmanship

About the Author

Tim Gosling is a British furniture designer and interior designer. He formed his company Gosling Ltd in 2005, designing bespoke furniture and combining traditional materials, craftsmanship with technology and contemporary interpretations of historical designs.

List of Contributors

Michael Palin